Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 820340 - Employee Killed When Struck By Chipping Machine Wheel Guard

Accident: 820340 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/18/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10969163408/03/19940783Palm Beach Arbor Care
Employee #1 turned off a chipping machine and climbed on top of the equipment to remove a jam in the discharge chute. He removed the pin that held the cover in place and attempted to remove the cover while the chopper was still turning at a relatively high rpm. The cover, which is heavy and quite awkward to handle, slipped and fell into the turning wheel. It was kicked back upward and struck Employee #1 in the chest, killing him.
Keywords: kick back, maintenance, cover, work rules, jammed, lockout, chipper, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109691634 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.