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Accident: 115566.015 - Employee Is Entangled In Revolving Casting Head And Incurs M

Accident: 115566.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 03/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1387402.01503/26/2019Continental Aluminum Inc
At 12:30 p.m. on March 6, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that engaged in the secondary smelting and alloying of aluminum. He was working around a cast ing head and an adjacent conveyor. He was spraying mold release in casting cups on a conveyor line and cleaning around the line. While the line was running, he began cleaning the casting ports and holes on the line with a metal rod. The emp loyee was caught by a projecting adjustment bolt on the casting head shaft. He b ecame entangled. He remained entangled for about twenty minutes until he was ext ricated. He suffered fractures to his left arm, his ribs and his clavicle. He wa s hospitalized.
Keywords: arm, casting, casting die, caught by, caught in, collarbone, conveyor, fracture, lockout, machine guarding, rib, rotating parts, rotating shaft, shoulder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1387402.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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