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Accident: 131181.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Machine Parts

Accident: 131181.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 11/16/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1502993.01511/16/2020Rio Valley Pipe Llc
At 4:45 p.m. on November 16, 2020, an employee was working to dislodge a wire ca ge on a piece of machinery. The employee, who was the operator of the machine, e ntered the hazard area to dislodge a wire cage. The employee asked a coworker to push a button on the console intended to open the clamps, but the feed wheel st arted to move rather than the clamps open. The employee was killed by internal i njuries and asphyxia when his upper body was pinned between the main drive wheel and the feed drive wheel. The manufacturer's instructions are to turn the key t o the right or Maintenance Mode and to remove and keep the key with the operator while in the hazard area (lockout). The employee and coworker spoke only Spanis h, they were not provided a Spanish language operator's manual, and the buttons on the machine are in English.
Keywords: asphyxiated, caught between, crushed, disconnecting means, equipment operator, lockout, lockout/tagout, pinned, train, training, work rules
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1502993.015 27 M Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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