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Accident: 170896732 - Employee Burned When Splashed By Molten Metal

Accident: 170896732 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 09/02/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025866009/16/19993363Sea Shield Marine Products,Inc.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on September 2, 1999, Employee #1, of Shield Marine Products, was reaching for a hose on the shot end of die casting machine #6 when he became caught by the automatic ladle. He was dragged into the machine, where he was struck by 1,200 degree F. molten metal that splashed out of the ladle. Employee #1 suffered third-degree burns on his face, shoulder, neck, and chest. Subsequent investigation revealed that there was no barrier gate or shield installed at the shot end of the machine to prevent entry into the danger zone.
Keywords: burn, shoulder, work rules, caught by, back, molten metal, die casting machine, face, unguarded, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120258660 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Tool and die makers

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