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Accident: 14506760 - Piston Of Stuffing Machine Blew Out, Striking Employee

Accident: 14506760 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 04/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
65029104/03/19852891Sashco Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CLEANING THE TOP OF THE STUFFING MACHINE. COMPRESSED AIR WAS BEING BLOWN UNDER THE PISTON AT THE SAME TIME. AS THE AIR PRESSURE BUILT UP UNDER THE PISTON (UP TO 105 P.S.I), THE PISTON WAS BLOWN OUT THROUGH THE TOP OF THE MACHINE, STRIKING THE EMPLOYEE IN THE FACE, CHEST AND ARMS.
Keywords: chest, piston, compressed air, high pressure, mech mat handling, struck by, arm, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 650291 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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