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Accident: 1000827 - One Employee Killed, Other Injured When Struck By Door

Accident: 1000827 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/06/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1846357005/16/19892281Cross Mills Inc.
On May 6, 1987, Employees #1 and #2 were working with another employee, attempting to open the door of a waste-cotton baler. To do this task, Employees #1 and #2 attempted to push the steel door closed enough to release the lower latch. This attempt failed. Employees #1 and #2 were standing in front of the door while another employee worked at the controls. The coworker's action caused the lower latch to strip out allowing the steel door to fly open, striking Employees #1 and #2. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 sustained bruises, contusions, and abrasions.
Keywords: abrasion, baler, struck by, cotton, door, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18463570 Fatality Other Miscellaneous textile machine operators
2 18463570 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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