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Accident: 14559447 - Employee Suffocated By Pipe Rolling Machine

Accident: 14559447 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 04/18/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
335932004/19/19853479Commercial Coating, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A REMCO PIPE WRAPPING AND COATING MACHINE. WHILE COATING 43 FOOT LONG SECTIONS OF METAL PIPE, HE WAS DRAWN INTO THE MACHINE AND SUFFOCATED. EMPLOYEE #1'S JOB WAS TO ROLL UNCOATED PIPE ONTO HYDRAULIC ROLLERS WHICH FED INTO THE COATING MACHINE. THE MACHINE WAS ABOUT 8 FEET FROM EMPLOYEE #1'S ACTUAL WORK STATION. FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CAUGHT BETWEEN A PAIR OF THE CHAIN-DRIVEN RUBBER ROLLERS AND PULLED INTO THE MACHINE. HIS ELBOW AND ARM APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN THE ROLLERS. HE WAS PULLED INTO A 16 INCH CIRCULAR OPENING WHICH HAD A 5 1/2 INCH OUTSIDE DIAMETER PIPE AT IT'S CENTER.
Keywords: suffocated, roller--mach/part, coating operation, mech mat handling, pipe, arm, elbow, entangled
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3359320 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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