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Accident: 131614.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between And Crushed By Two To

Accident: 131614.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 12/10/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1506013.01512/10/2020Rittal North America Llc
At 10:30 a.m on December 10, 2020, Employee #1 was located behind the Riweld Sea m Welder helping to make adjustments with Employee #2. Employee #2 activated the two hand control while Employee #1 had his upper torso between the two towers o f the Riweld Seam Welder. The left tower moved towards the right tower, and Empl oyee #1 was caught in between the two towers. Employee #1 was killed when the to wers caused a crushing injury to his head.
Keywords: caught between, crushed, crushing, elec equipment--misc, energized, equipment operator, head, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, machine operator, operator, skull, two-hand control, welder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1506013.015 26 M Fatality Welders and cutters

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