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Accident: 127627.015 - Employee Is Caught In Or Between And Is Killed By The Steel

Accident: 127627.015 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 03/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1470465.01503/18/20202426145125 - Dimension Wood Products, Inc.

At 4:25 p.m. on March 17, 2020, an employee was observed sweeping in the machine room near the MZ Pluris CNC Bandsaw Machine. The Pluris is a multi-axis CNC mac hining center, which was equipped with an industrial bandsawing system and also a 3 axis high-speed electro spindle, which was mounted on a gantry frame and sec urely fixed to either side of the main machine frame. The machine had dimensio ns consisting of 23.9 feet in length x 14.10 feet in width x 8.5 in height. The table height measured 3 feet and was moved by a ball bearing screw and brushless motor and traveled along the X-AXIS (which would be length). The upper table wa s mechanically linked to the lower table in order to effect both together the sa me longitudinal forward/backward movement. The table also traveled along the Y-A XIS which would be the width. While the employee was in the area of the unguard ed machine, the machine operated and a large metal attachment of the machine (th e lower table) and pinned the employee against a support steel beam. The distanc e between the steel beam and the machine was approximately 5 inches. The employ ee was crushed, and the steel beam punctured the employee's chest. The employee was killed.

Keywords: bandsaw, caught between, caught in, chest, puncture, steel beam, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1470465.015 56 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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