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Accident: 883496 - Employee Killed When Struck By Saw Arm

Accident: 883496 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 05/14/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12321729105/15/19972421Owens & Hurst Lumber Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was changing a hydraulic cylinder on a 8 ft cut-off saw when the V-belt used to support the saw with a ratchet lever chain hoist broke. The saw arm fell on Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, equipment failure, hydraulic cylinder, saw, struck by, v-belt, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123217291 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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