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Accident: 82012.015 - Worker Is Crushed And Killed During Log Cutting

Accident: 82012.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 01/04/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1115599.01501/04/2016J&M Wood Products
At 1:30 p.m. on January 4, 2016, Employee #1 and three coworkers were working in a saw mill, preparing a log for cutting. The log measured 44 inches in diameter and was 10.3 feet long. After one coworker used a front end loader to move the log with a chain onto the log deck, another coworker climbed up onto the log dec k to remove the chain from the forks of the front end loader and signaled for t he actuation of the hydraulic arm to push the log into the carriage. While the c oworkers cleared the area, Employee #1 became caught between the hydraulic frame and the log, sustaining injuries to his chest and head. Employee #1 was transpo rted to a nearby hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: caught in, chest, crushing, head, hydraulic lift, logging, safety bar, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1115599.015 38 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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