A 22-year-old wood product assembler was cutting boards with a planer saw when a big piece of the board got jammed in the blade.
It was not the first time this jamming happened. Although he should have turned off the saw, his supervisor told him not to stop it too often. He tried to remove the piece of wood just like he did before. “I figured as long I was careful I can be fine, I was wrong,” he said, “It took my hand with it.” Two of his fingertips were amputated. More »