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Accident: 14235386 - Employee Killed When Caught In Hydraulic Press

Accident: 14235386 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 05/31/1982
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
144355506/04/19843443Tranter Inc Texas Division
Employee #1, a maintenance foreman, was adjusting the limit switch that controlled the ejector on a hydraulic press. He made several adjustments and then had the press operator cycle the press. Employee #1 felt that the adjustment was correct and asked the press foreman to have the operator run a trial part. When the press foreman returned to the rear of the press, he found that Employee #1 had crawled under the guide guard. Employee #1 was crushed and killed between the guide for the ejectors and the base of the press.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, caught between, crushed, hydraulic press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1443555 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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