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Accident: 108512.015 - Employee'S Arm Is Fractured By Laser Table

Accident: 108512.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 08/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1341010.01508/23/2018Kmk Metal Fabricators, Inc
At 2:09 p.m. on August 15, 2018, Employee #1 working alone inside of metal fabri cation facility, cutting parts with a Trumpf LC3030 Laser Cutting table, Serial Number A0220A1802. The employee began cleaning metal dust from the lower sectio n, in between two material tables. As he stuck his left arm between the two tab les, the machine cycled, moving the two tables, and causing his arm to become ca ught. The electronic sensor barrier system around the loading table had been byp assed, allowing the machine to cycle with the employee inside the barrier area. Employee #1 sustained a fractured left arm. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and hospitalized overnight.
Keywords: arm, caught between, cleaning, fracture, laser, lockout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1341010.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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