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Accident: 200627032 - Employee Is Struck By Axis Arm< Later Dies

Accident: 200627032 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 06/16/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31724329306/16/20133711Nissan North America Inc
At approximately 12:50 a.m. on June 16, 2013, Employee #1 was working in a maintenance crew replacing a gear reducer and gaskets on an articulating robot. Employee #1 walked under the axis arm of the robot at the same time the arm, along with axes and welding tooling, mounted at the end of axis arm. The arm pivoted around the axis and collapsed into another axis arm, perpendicular to the floor. Employee #1 was caught between the tooling axis arms and the robot. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital with multiple blunt force injuries, where he later died.
Keywords: maintenance, robot, collapse, struck by, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317243293 Fatality Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations

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