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Accident: 200515682 - Employee Injured After Contact With Router Bit, Later Died

Accident: 200515682 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 04/23/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31648162104/24/20123081Wilbert Plastic Services
On April 23, 2012 Employee #1 was cleaning up the table and floor with a broom and compressed air nozzle. The router bit was left running. The bit was about 5 ft from the floor and the employee was caught in the spinning coming in contact with the router bit on the CNC machine. The employee suffered severe head trauma including a brain injury and was in a coma since the accident. The employee later died.
Keywords: head, cleaning, caught by, compressed air, brain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316481621 Fatality Puncture Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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