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Accident: 14213987 - Employee Killed When Struck In Chest By Pry Bar

Accident: 14213987 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 09/27/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10556040310/04/19883714Lear Corporation
Employee #1 was attempting to free a pneumatic air cushion that had become stuck in the up position with a pry bar. The employee stuck the pry bar through the inspection hole under the air cushion, after cutting off the air pressure. The approximately 48 pound air cushion dropped onto the bar, causing the bar to strike Employee #1 across the chest. He was killed.
Keywords: chest, stuck, struck by, falling object, pry bar
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105560403 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Millwrights

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