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Accident: 14521389 - Employee Crushed To Death Disassembling Machine With Torch

Accident: 14521389 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 10/22/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10013442810/22/19861795Midwest Steel & Alloy Corp.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CUTTING UP PARTS OF A MACHINE FOR SALVAGE. WHEN HE CUT A SUPPORTING SECTION THE TOP PART OF THE MACHINE FELL ONTO HIM, CRUSHING HIS CHEST. THE EMPLOYEE FAILED TO PLAN THE OPERATION SO THAT ALL CUT PARTS WOULD BE SUPPORTED WHEN THEY WERE CUT.
Keywords: chest, work rules, construction, torch, crushed, struck by, cutting and burning, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100134428 Fatality Fracture Welders and cutters

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