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Accident: 14415327 - Employee Killed When Struck In Chest By Broken Die

Accident: 14415327 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 05/07/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10662232705/11/19923462Haven Steel Products, Inc.
Employee #1, a maintenance electrician who performed other maintenance duties, was using a cutting torch to remove part of a die that was locked in the down position on a mechanical forging press. As he got close to the end of the die, a piece broke off and struck him in the left upper arm. The piece entered his chest cavity and lodged in or near his back, causing a massive injury and severe bleeding. He was killed.
Keywords: chest, die, maintenance, back, struck by, arm, flying object, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106622327 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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