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Accident: 200673762 - Employee Decapitated By Wire Drawing Machine

Accident: 200673762 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/01/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30425200004/01/20023496Ivy Steel & Wire
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on April 1, 2002, Employee #1 was troubleshooting a jam on a wire drawing machine when a neighboring wire drawing machine, which draws wire for concrete reinforcing wires, began to overflow at the top of the take up spool. A coworker brought the malfunction of the neighboring machine to the attention of Employee #1, who went to press the emergency stop button. In the process, Employee #1's neck became entangled in a loop of the overflowing wire, which dragged his body into a 3-inch electrical conduit, resulting in decapitation.
Keywords: conduit, wire drawing machine, decapitated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304252000 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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