Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201340478 - Employee Is Killed When Impaled By Blade Fragment
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|301014015||09/02/1998||5093||Wichita Iron & Metals And Recycling Center Co.|
At 12:30 p.m. on September 2, 1998, Employee #1 was cutting scrap wire and metal with a Number 5 Canton Alligator Shear. During the cutting process a four-inch portion of the edge of the upper movable blade, which faced Employee #1 as material was fed into the shear, broke off. This four-inch blade fragment entered the abdomen of Employee #1. Employee #1 walked 50 yards to the shop area following the impalement. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he died.
|1||301014015||Fatality||Puncture||Laborers, except construction|