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Accident: 170218267 - Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Metal

Accident: 170218267 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 06/02/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12421120206/03/19945093Downriver Torching Service
On June 2, 1994, Employee #1 was helping a coworker who was using a cutting torch to cut metal from a used car hauler to be used for scrap metal. While Employee #1 was on the opposite side of the car hauler a piece of metal struck him in the chest and killed him. The coworker had not been trained or tested in cutting and welding operations. A citation was issued for a serious violation of 4081-1211(1)(A).
Keywords: chest, dismantling, torch, struck by, flying object, untrained, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124211202 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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