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Accident: 139235.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Table And Sheet Metal

Accident: 139235.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 09/17/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1553596.01509/17/2021General Sheet Metal Works Incorporated
At 7:43 a.m. on September 17, 2021, an employee was assigned to check slat bolt tightness on a Trumpf Laser index table. The employee entered the laser material handling area by breaking the light curtain instead of locking out the area. A coworker did not see the employee working inside the area and he reset the light curtain. When the light curtain was reset, the Lift Master cycled and carried a piece of sheet metal horizontally from the loading table to the laser index ta ble. The employee was working between the index table and the Lift Master and wa s caught between the laser index table and sheet metal on the Lift Master. The distance from the index table slats and sheet metal on the Lift Master was abou t 3.5 inches. The employee was killed after being caught between the laser index table and sheet metal on the Lift Master.
Keywords: bolt, bypass, bypass guard, caught between, chest, engineering controls, falling object, head, hoisting mechanism, lack of engineering controls, lack of work procedures, laser, light curtain, lockout, lockout/tagou
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1553596.015 70 M Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations

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