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Accident: 171065105 - Employee Pulled Into Spring-Winding Machine

Accident: 171065105 -- Report ID: 1055330 -- Event Date: 12/03/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30321825912/03/19993442Northwest Door Inc

On December 3, 1999, Employee #1, a spring winder at Northwest Door, Inc., was operating a spring-winding machine. (The springs were tempered and tensioned for use on garage doors.) A section of wire stuck out approximately 5 in. near the end of the spring, where the employee first led the wire onto the mandrel and into a dog. The wire became caught on Employee #1's coveralls and pulled him into a 14-in.-wide opening in the machine between the mandrel and the frame. Employee #1 was conscious and alert when EMS crews arrived, but he died at the scene a short time later.

Keywords: clothing, rotating parts, metal wire, work rules, caught by, caught between, crushed, mandrel, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303218259 Fatality Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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