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Accident: 170106207 - Two Employees Struck By Flying Steel Parts From Press

Accident: 170106207 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/23/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12404956005/05/19933544N D Tech
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 23, 1993, Employee #1 was hand loading aluminum billets into a press while it was operating. Safety guards for the press had been dismantled. A punch broke and sent fragments of steel toward Employees #1 and #2. A piece that was larger than a bullet punctured and almost went through the left side of Employee #1's neck and one punctured his chest. The piece in his neck was removed by a physician while the other piece was determined to be harmless and left to remain. Employee #2 was punctured by two pieces of flying steel in his neck and chest, which were determined not to be harmful and not removed.
Keywords: chest, steel, work rules, equipment failure, neck, struck by, flying object, punch press, unguarded, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124049560 Non Hospitalized injury Puncture Punching and stamping press machine operators
2 124049560 Non Hospitalized injury Puncture Punching and stamping press machine operators

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