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Accident: 119947976 - Forge Hammer Operator Is Injured When Struck By Metal

Accident: 119947976 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/15/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11994797612/06/20003462Forged Metals, Inc.
At approximately 10:15 a.m., on November 15, 2000, Employee #1, a 21-year-old laborer (forge shop hammer operator) was working as a hammer operator. He had initiated the stroke of an open frame drop hammer and as the hammer struck, a 4.5 pound metal punch dislodged itself from the hot forged ring being processed and struck him in the throat area. As a result of the impact, the hammer operator was knocked down and sustained a serious head injury when the nape of his hard hat compressed against the back of his head, resulting in intercerebral bleeding. He was treated and hospitalized for 29 days.
Keywords: head, drop hammer, neck, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119947976 Hospitalized injury Concussion Forging machine operators

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