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Safety Regulations for Woodworking Machines Inapplicable to Wood Chip Blower

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 0

An Ohio appellate court upheld a denial of enhanced benefits to a worker who suffered the partial amputation of his thumb while using a series of machines to make wood chips. Case: State ex rel. Jenkins v. Ohio Valley Stave Inc., No. 20AP-20, 10/14/2021, published. Facts: Arthur Jenkins worked for Ohio Valley Stave Inc. On Dec. 21, 2015, Jenkins was at work operating a series of machines that converted larger pieces of wood into smaller chips. Larger pieces were initially converted inside an industrial chipper. The machine deposited the wood chips into a shaker, which then deposited th...

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