Struck on cheek while feeding wood chipper
Date of incident
Location of incident
Scotland Motherwell/glasgow United Kingdom
Age of impacted party
Type of incident
Struck by tree part
Type of equipment involved
Type of injury
Bodily injury to
First aid administered (not by medical professional), Offsite Medical Professional assistance
Involvement of contributor
Worker performing task
Causes of the incident
Bad work positioning
Description of incident
Feeding five inch diameter timber into chipper when the fead rollers gripped log it was flicked towards me striking me in the left check resulting in fracture and extensive bruising and swelling to the area.
Unfamiliar machine/poor work positioning.
Incident review and preventative measures
Possible refresher training. More awareness by myself.
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