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Accident: 142296.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries When Struck By Moving Mach

Accident: 142296.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 12/21/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1570412.01512/28/2021Crystal Finishing Systems, Inc.

At 1:11 p.m. on December 21, 2021, an employee was working as the head stretcher on the 8-inch aluminum extrusion press. As the aluminum was extruded from the p ress, it was pulled down the runout table (approximately 150 feet) by the puller , and then transferred to the cooling table by walking arms. The extruded alumin um got caught between the walking arms and the rollers on the runout table. The employee walked around the backside of the runout table, moved the chain link gu arding on the backside, and began to unjam the aluminum. As the employee was doi ng this, the puller had finished its transition down the runout table and immedi ately began its return to its home position near the front of the extrusion pres s, striking the employee from behind. The employee was hospitalized to treat se veral fractured ribs, a punctured lung, and vertebra fractures.

Keywords: aluminum processing, extrusion, extrusion machine, fracture, lung, puncture wound, rib, struck by, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1570412.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Machine feeders and offbearers

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