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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170089965 - Employee Injured In Fall From Collapsing Slinger

Accident: 170089965 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 12/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12480562312/13/19933325Madden Industrial Craftsmen Inc

On or about 12:30 p.m. on December 2, 1993, Employee #1 was working with a slinger on a large metal casting. The Beardley & Pipe slinger (that the employees ride to pour sand over castings) had been damaged by a forklift on the night shift, but the damage had not been reported. When Employee #1 lowered the slinger to get a better pattern of sand, the hydraulic cylinder that supports the whole machine slipped out of the cup above it and the machine fell approximately 12 feet to the ground. Employee #1 was thrown about 15 feet up and away, landing on the concrete floor. He fractured his T-12 vertebra and his pelvis in three places.

Keywords: fracture, work rules, hydraulic cylinder, pelvis, fall, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124805623 Hospitalized injury Fracture Forging machine operators

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