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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14470611 - Employee Struck By Bobbin From Wire Closer Machine

Accident: 14470611 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 10/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
199254410/16/19853496Bethlehem Steel Corporation
On October 15, 1985, Employee #1 was standing at a wire rope closer machine. A coworker, who was the operator of a nearby closer machine, noticed that a broken wire strand was beginning to appear on his machine. He hit the emergency stop button, stopping his machine. At this time, Employee #1 started to walk towards the rear of his machine. A bobbin the coworker's closer machine came out of the machine, flew approximately 30 feet through the air, and struck Employee #1 in the chest. He was killed instantly.
Keywords: chest, bobbin, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1992544 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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