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Accident: 170228704 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Coils

Accident: 170228704 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 05/03/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11081205405/04/19905051Worthington Steel Co
Employee #1, of Worthington Steel Company, was banding a coil of steel that was on a coil transfer car. He was between that coil and a coil already banded. Another operator reached for a feed table control, but grabbed the coil car control by mistake. When he activated the control, the coil car moved toward the finished coil, crushing Employee #1 between the two coils. He died. The controls were labeled and protected against unintended operation. A serious citation was issued.
Keywords: control lever, caught between, crushed, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110812054 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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