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Accident: 130662.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Caught In Shot Blast Machine

Accident: 130662.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 10/25/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1499406.01510/26/2020Quality Spring Togo Inc
At 10:00 p.m. on October 25, 2020, an employee was troubleshooting a possible pl ugged shot transfer conveyor on a Jet Wheel Blast Shot Blast Machine when he tol d Coworker #1 to wait for day shift maintenance to repair the machine. The emplo yee instructed Coworker #1 to dump the parts from the machine into a second mach ine, which Coworker #1 did as instructed. Coworker #1 left the machine without s hutting it down. Approximately 10 - 15 minutes later, Coworker #1 returned to th e machine to finish the shutdown process and did not see the employee under the machine. Coworker #1 cycled the machine to return it to home position crushing t he employee between the rotating member of the shot blast machine and the shot c onveyor frame. Coworker #2 was working nearby when he heard a strange noise, loo ked over and saw the employee caught in the machine. He yelled to Coworker #1 to stop and Coworker #1 cycled the machine back to the dump position and removed t he employee from the machine. The employee was crushed in the face and head and died.
Keywords: caught in, communication, conveyor, crushed, emergency stop, energized, face, guard, head, jammed, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, machine operator, maintenance, rotating parts, rotating shaft, tag, tagout, u
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1499406.015 60 M Fatality

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