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Accident: 200841880 - Employee Dies In Laser Cutter Accident

Accident: 200841880 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 06/07/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31301584406/08/20103499Gsi Group, Llc
On June 7, 2010 Employee #1 was operating an automated laser cutter within the production area. The front guard was raised and Employee #1 was making adjustments inside the point or operation area. Employee #1 became caught in a pinch point when the structure that holds the laser cutter moved to the right front area near the metal structure of the machine. Employee #1's head became caught in the limited space between the metal structures, approximately three inches wide. Another coworker heard a noise and found Employee #1 in the machine. The injury was immediately fatal.
Keywords: head, laser, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313015844 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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