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Accident: 101894.015 - Worker Sustains Fractured Hip When Struck By Robot

Accident: 101894.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 12/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284492.01512/19/2017Hwashin America Corporation
At 9:45 p.m. on December 12, 2017, an employee was working for a manufacturer of automobile chassis and body components. He leaned through a light curtain to change or clean a welding tip on a robot. Another robot unexpectedly energized. Its arm struck the employee. He sustained a fracture and dislocation of his left hip. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: struck by, dislocated, lockout/tagout, hip, lockout, robotics, light curtain, machine guarding, fracture, robot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1284492.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Dislocation Machine operators, not specified

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