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Accident: 14525505 - Employee Crushed Under Descending Hydraulic Frame

Accident: 14525505 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 01/19/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10171975501/20/19873321U.S. Foundry & Manufacturing Corporation
AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30 PM ON JANUARY 19, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1, AN ELECTRO-MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN, WAS ASSIGNED THE TASK OF REPAIRING A LEAKING HOSE FITTING ON THE PUNCH OUT AND FRAME HYDRAULIC CYLINDER BODY OF AN AUTOMATIC MOLDING MACHINE. HE AND A COWORKER ENTERED THE PUNCH OUT AREA OF THE MACHINE WITHOUT BLOCKING OR SECURING THE ELEVATED MACHINE FRAME. WHEN THEY RELEASED THE CYLINDER HYDRAULIC PRESSURE, THE FRAME FELL, KNOCKING ONE WORKER ASIDE, BUT CRUSHING EMPLOYEE #1 BETWEEN THE MACHINE FRAME AND THE PUNCH OUT ANVIL. HE WAS KILLED. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD WORKED FOR THE COMPANY 5 YEARS, AND HAD WORKED AT HIS CURRENT JOB FOR 3 YEARS. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT THE U.S. FOUNDRY & MANUFACTURING CORP., BUILDING LOOP 4.
Keywords: repair, unsecured, blocks, molding machine, work rules, hydraulic cylinder, caught between, crushed, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101719755 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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