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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14570741 - Employee Killed Between Machine And Truck Axle

Accident: 14570741 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 04/08/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10329032604/12/19883714Fruehauf Corp., Delphos Mfg. Complex
Employee #1 was machining a truck axle. He opened a gate-type guard to retrieve Allen wrenches while the machine was in operation. Employee #1 became caught between the machine and the truck axle. He was killed when the axle, which was approximately 4 inches in diameter, punctured his chest, penetrating his thoracic cavity and causing a massive fracture and concussion to his sternum. The employee misjudged a hazardous condition and entered an operating machine area, violating company policy and lockout procedure.
Keywords: chest, fracture, work rules, lockout, caught between, concussion, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103290326 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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