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An orchard caretaker dies when he is pulled into a wood chipper.

Authors
Public Health Institute
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 10CA011, 2011 Sep; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
20040883
Abstract
An orchard caretaker was pulled into a wood chipper after he used his foot to push cut brush and branches into the machine. The wood chipper was not equipped with a feed table that could prevent contact with moving blades. The victim had never received any formal training on how to use a wood chipper safely. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future incidents, operators of wood chippers should: 1. Ensure that wood chippers are equipped with safety devices to prevent injury from moving chipper blades. 2. Receive training in and ensure implementation of safe operating practices. 3. Ensure that wood chippers are never operated alone.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Landscape-services-workers; Forestry; Forestry-workers; Safety-practices; Work-practices; Training; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Equipment-design; Equipment-operators; Engineering-controls
Publication Date
20110920
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-110761
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-10CA011; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008468
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; WV
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division