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Accident: 200372167 - Employee Died After Crushed By Carriage

Accident: 200372167 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 06/07/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30357481806/08/20023841Isomedix Operations, Inc.
On June 7, 20002, an employee of Isomedix Operations Inc. tried to unjam a carrier filled with nonsterile medical instruments to be sterilized on a conveyor without the equipment being locked out and stored energy bled off. The employee climbed on a ladder and attempted to unjam the unit. When the pneumatic cylinder moved and caused the carriage to move and crush the skull and throat of the employee and killing him.
Keywords: head, cylinder, lockout, crushed, skull, conveyor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303574818 Fatality Asphyxia Machinery maintenance occupations

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