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Accident: 132754.015 - Employee Is Killed By Asphyxiation After Being Caught Betwee

Accident: 132754.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 01/24/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1511686.01501/24/2021282174838 - Innovative Fibers Llc
At 1:15 a.m. on January 24, 2021, an employee was training a coworker how to ope rate a baler after receiving a maintenance request on the machine. The employee climbed up and on the baler while showing the coworker how to take care of the r equest. The baler activated and the door opened pinning the employee between the door and the metal bar on the side of the machine which asphyxiated and killed him.
Keywords: asphyxiated, automatic machine, baler, baler door, caught between, caught by, chest, climbing, crushed, door, equipment operator, machine guarding, machine operator, maintenance, metal bar, pinned, training
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1511686.015 54 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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