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Accident: 200521458 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Manufacturing Machines

Accident: 200521458 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/09/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30037582102/10/20003531John Deere Dubuque Works
Employee #1 worked for a construction equipment manufacturer. He was lubricating an Ingersoll-Rand boring and tapping manufacturing machine when it activated and moved horizontally. The machine head moved to within 2 3/4 in. of the adjacent machine, crushing Employee #1's chest and tearing his left carotid artery. He was killed. The machine guarding and hazardous energy controls that were in place were not effective.
Keywords: chest, work rules, lockout, caught between, crushed, laceration, artery, lubricating
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300375821 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Drilling and boring machine operators

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