Accident Report Detail
Accident: 116194.015 - Employee Fractures Ribs When Sleeve Is Caught In Vertical La
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1400277.015||05/13/2019||Caliber Mold And Machine|
At 7:30 a.m. on May 8, 2019, an employee was working as a machinist for a firm t hat manufactured industrial molds. He was operating a vertical lathe. The lathe was a 60 inch (1.5 meter) Webster-Bennett vertical lathe boring mill, with seria l number 5890-1. It ran approximately eight hours every day, and four to six day s a week, depending on product demand. The lathe had a table that spun in operat ion. The table could operate at 3.8 to 83 revolutions per minute (rpm). On the d ay of the incident, the table was set to rotate at 25 rpm. The employee was sett ing up the jacks on the table to get a part ready to run. The center of table wa s full of metal chips. The employee cleaned the center of the table. The employe e came out of the turntable area and turned the table on. There were still chips on the jack, causing the part not to sit flat on the table. The employee turned the table off again. He grabbed an air hose to blow the chips off the jack. The air hose hit the lever that turned the machine on. The table began to spin as t he employee was reaching across the table to blow away the chips. The air hose a nd the employee's sleeve were caught by the table, and the employee was pulled i nto the machine. He suffered six broken ribs. He was hospitalized.