Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 978312 - Employee Killed; Struck By Sharp Piece Of Wood

Accident: 978312 -- Report ID: 0454715 -- Event Date: 05/04/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10556833105/06/19882449Martin Brothers Container & Timber Products Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1840649605/20/19862449Martin Brothers Container & Timber Products Corp
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FEEDING WOOD BOARDS FROM A BELT CONVEYOR TO A PLANER. THE BOARDS BECAME LOCKED IN THE PLANE MILL SO THE PLANER OPERATOR REVERSED THE ROLLERS TO UNLOCK (BACK OUT) THE PLANER. SIMULTANEOUSLY, EMPLOYEE #1 RELEASED THE PRESSURE ON THE BOARDS, CAUSING A BOARD TO SHOOT OUT OF THE PLANER AND STRIKE EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE ABDOMEN. THE BOARD SEVERED THE FEMORAL ARTERY IN THE EMPLOYEE'S LOWER RIGHT SIDE, CAUSING HIM TO BLEED TO DEATH. THE PLANER WAS A YATES-AMERICAN, SERIAL NUMBER 18070.
Keywords: board, severed, abdomen, planing machine, work rules, clogged, struck by, artery, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105568331 Fatality Puncture Machine feeders and offbearers
2 18406496 Occupation Not Listed

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.

Close