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Accident: 793877 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Side Head Of Planer

Accident: 793877 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 05/02/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12475081105/02/19942436Willamette Industries Inc
Employee #1 was working as the feeder on a lumber planer that was running 2 in. by 5 in. lumber when a piece of lumber broke and plugged the planer. Assisted by a coworker, Employee #1 opened (released the pressure on) the top and side heads and reversed the infeed roll to remove half the broken board. He then reached into the side heads (knives) area to remove a smaller piece of the broken board. Employee #1's left hand contacted a turning side head that amputated his middle, ring, and little fingers.
Keywords: amputated, planing machine, finger, work rules, jammed, lockout, point of operation, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124750811 Hospitalized injury Amputation Wood lathe, routing, and planing machine operators

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