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A Partial List of Accidents Involving Grinders

Case Accident Date Fatal SIC Description
1 201270436 12/21/1997 X 3321 Struck By Fragments From A Broken Grinding Wheel.
2 170900906 10/09/1997   3546 Caught Finger in Grinding Wheel
3 170104749 03/01/1997 X 3321 Struck By Broken Grinding Wheel Piece
4 201150463 11/19/1996   4213 Unguarded Grinding Wheel Shattered, Loss Right Eye
5 300805272 09/27/1996   3366 Grinding Wheel Cut Face
6 170587992 06/21/1996   2674 Finger Ground in Grinding Wheel
7 201110079 06/14/1996   3593 Grinding Wheel
8 014317374 10/26/1995 X 3322 Employee Killed When Grinding Wheel Disintegrates
9 014409858 08/03/1995 X 1799 Employee Killed When Struck By Grinding Wheel Fragment
10 170743090 03/01/1995   3321 Employee Injured By Exploding Grinding Wheel
11 170395644 11/16/1994   3312 Employee's Finger Amputated By Grinding Wheel
12 014524904 10/04/1994 3321 Struck By Exploding Grinding Wheel
13 000781716 10/27/1993    4941 Employee Struck By Grinding Wheel
14 170359574 10/13/1993    7538 Employee's Index Finger Is Amputated By Grinding Wheel
15 170696496 08/01/1993    2033 Employee's Fingers Struck By Grinding Wheel
16 170152193 02/23/1993    3999 Employee Injured As Grinding Wheel Disintegrates
17 170717763 09/23/1992    0921 Employee's Thumb Tip Amputated in Grinding Wheel
18 001001205 12/10/1991    3792 Employee's Left Thumb Amputated on Grinding Wheel
19 170683924 11/11/1991    3533 Employee Catches Hand Between Bit and Grinding Wheel
20 170175475 09/11/1991    4512 Employee's Fingers Nearly Severed By Grinding Wheel
21 000956094 08/30/1991    3321 Employee Disfigured When Struck By Grinding Wheel
22 014330542 08/14/1991    3321 Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding Grinding Wheel
23 000773903 07/03/1991 X 3599 Employee Killed When Struck By Broken Grinding Wheel
24 000767228 10/12/1990 X 3321 Employee Killed When Struck By Pieces of Grinding Wheel
25 000795005 09/27/1990   1611 Employee's Leg Lacerated in Grinding Wheel Explosion
26 014537526 08/02/1990   7353 Employee Struck By Grinding Wheel
27 000760140 01/17/1990      3599 Employee's Fingers Amputated Between Chuck & Grinding Wheel

Source: OSHA Database 1990 - 1997

Keith Piercy, OSHA Tampa, Florida Area Office, Local Emphasis Project, 1999

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