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Accident: 200541571 - Employee Is Caught In Steel-Forming Machine And Asphyxiated

Accident: 200541571 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 03/13/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31029056403/14/20073317Ipsco Koppel Tubulars Corporation
On March 13, 2007, Employee #1 was working for a firm that produced steel pipe and tubes from purchased steel. He was working with some components on a caster at the facility. Specifically, he was removing the motor and straightener stand from one of the strands of the caster. The system had been locked out in the main control room, but there was, stored in a cylinder, residual energy that had not been released. A hydraulic fluid flushing valve was activated, causing the head of the straightener to pivot and crush Employee #1 between a motor and the frame of the straightener. The cause of death was asphyxia.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, caster, steel, cylinder, pressure vessel, steel tube, lockout, caught between, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310290564 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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