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Accident: 791632 - Employee'S Fingers Caught In Moving Parts Of Chip Braker

Accident: 791632 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 08/17/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12476149508/17/19952431Parsons Pine Products Inc
Employee #1, of Parsons Pine Products, Inc., was reaching into a clean-out box that housed a chip braker. The usual work practice was to use a stick to help unplug the cyclone unit above. A coworker shut the air lock system off (plant air) and then turned on the chip braker. For some reason, Employee #1 placed his fingers into the chip braker unit (steel fins) at almost the same time the coworker turned on the unit. Employee #1 pulled his hand out of the unit, and the coworker saw what had happened and enacted the emergency medical plan. Emergency help arrived, assessed his injuries, and then transported Employee #1 to the local hospital. He was hospitalized with broken fingers.
Keywords: fracture, finger, work rules, cleaning, caught by, lockout, chipper, clogged, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124761495 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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