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Accident: 102102902 - Employee Killed In Robotic Weld Cell

Accident: 102102902 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 08/27/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12209089708/27/19993469Midwest Stamping Co. Regent Plant
Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was called to a robotic cell because a pin was sticking. Instead of following proper procedures and opening the gate, which would have shut down the unit, for some reason he climbed over the 6 ft high fence and tried to repair the unit while the robot was operating. Employee #1 became caught in the machine and was killed. He had received about five or six weeks of training and had worked on robots since March of 1999. Entering the cell in this manner was forbidden by company regulations.
Keywords: maintenance, robot, stuck, work rules, caught by, lockout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122090897 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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