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Accident: 878231 - Employee Impaled By Lumber Coming Off Conveyor

Accident: 878231 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 11/07/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11955336011/09/19942421Chesapeake Building Products Company
Employee #1's only means of exit from his work station was directly in the path of lumber coming off a gang saw conveyor onto a scrambler table. He failed to signal the saw operator before crossing and was struck in the head by a piece of lumber which was moving at a high rate of speed. The lumber was slightly deflected by his safety helmet, but it did impale the left side of his skull. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: obstructed egress, head, hard hat, impaled, lumber, skull, conveyor, struck by, flying object, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119553360 Hospitalized injury Puncture Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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