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Accident: 170158745 - Employee Killed When Pulled Into Lathe

Accident: 170158745 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11211369103/19/19913599Gemus Machining
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on March 18, 1991, Employee #1 was working in the shop filing a 3/4 in. by 18 in. piece of bar stock on a lathe. He was using a rattail bastard file, holding the tail in his right hand, with his left hand outstretched over the stock holding the tip of the file. Employee #1's unzipped windbreaker jacket was caught by the spinning stock and wound around, pulling him into the lathe. His head and arm struck the chuck and the stock, and he was killed.
Keywords: clothing, head, lathe, rotating parts, caught by, arm, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112113691 Fatality Concussion Machinists

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