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Accident: 14232789 - Employee Killed When Chest Crushed By Mill

Accident: 14232789 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 09/04/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10078043609/06/19923312Weirton Steel Corporation
Employee #1 was changing a solution hose on the #7 tandem cold roll mill at the #2 stand. The mill was shut down for maintenance and three separate maintenance crews were working in the area that day, but no one had locked out the mill before starting work. Employee #1 had positioned himself in a pinch point to change the solution hose when an employee of one of the other work crews started the hydraulic pumps. The equipment was activated, crushing Employee #1's chest and killing him.
Keywords: chest, maintenance, work rules, lockout, milling machine, crushed, nip point, hydraulic pump
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100780436 Fatality Other Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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