OSHA To Investigate Maine Mill Accident

December 21, 2007

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate an accident at an Irving Forest Products lumber mill in Dixfield, Maines where a worker lost part of his right hand.

J.D. Irving spokeswoman Mary Keith says the 24-year-old man was flown to a Boston hospital early Tuesday and underwent at least 18 hours of surgery. She declined to identify the worker by name or his hometown.

Med-Care Ambulance Director Dean Milligan says the man suffered a partial amputation of four fingers and a thumb, all of which were recovered.

An OSHA spokesman says an inspector will be sent to the site to investigate.


Information from: Sun-Journal

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