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Accident: 115501.015 - Employee Is Struck By Wheel Machine And Incurs Multiple Inju

Accident: 115501.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/10/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1393070.01504/17/2019Otr Wheel Engineering, Inc.
At 7:15 a.m. on April 10, 2019, Employee # 1 was placing a wheel assembly on a b ead seating machine and pressing contact buttons to cycle a machine. The cylinde r bolts failed, allowing the piston, bell housing, and wheel assembly to swing o ut toward Employee # 1's head. The tire struck Employee # 1 in the face, knockin g him backwards onto the concrete floor, where he struck his head. He suffered l oss of consciousness, a laceration to the mouth, and a laceration to the back of the head. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: bolt, cylinder, equipment failure, face, fall, head, laceration, loss of consciousness, machine cycled, mouth, piston, struck against, struck by, tire bead, wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1393070.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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