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Accident: 14347611 - Punch Press Fell On Employee, Crushing Him

Accident: 14347611 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 01/14/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10123630501/15/19873599Tool Masters Inc
AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 AM ON JANUARY 14, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1, AN APPRENTICE MACHINIST, WAS LEVELING THE BED OF A TILTENING V & O 60 TON PUNCH PRESS. AFTER LOOSENING THE TWO BOLTS ON THE SIDES OF THE PRESS AT THE SLIDE GROOVES, HE WENT AROUND TO THE REAR OF THE MACHINE TO ADJUST THE CAST IRON SPANNER NUT SCREW (LEVELING JACK). THE NUT FAILED, CAUSING THE PRESS TO FALL BACK TO THE FLOOR. THE FALLING PUNCH PRESS CRUSHED EMPLOYEE #1 INTO A "DOUBLED UP" POSITION. HE DIED OF A BROKEN BACK.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, machinist, back, crushed, struck by, falling object, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101236305 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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