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Accident: 200998185 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Lathe Table

Accident: 200998185 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 11/11/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31386017311/11/20097699Horner Industrial Services
At 2:00 p.m. on November 11, 2009, Employee #1, a machinist, had finished indicating a part, which was mounted on his Vertical Turret Lathe. The lathe was manufactured by Herbert Widdowson & Sons, and was powered by an electric motor. Employee #1 was preparing to install the cutting tool into the vertical ram tool holder. The turret's table rotates in a counter clock-wise direction and the speed control lever was set to thirty revolutions per minute. By design there is a clutch lever located on both sides of the lathe's base, which engage and brake the table's rotation. Employee #1 climbed on to the lathe's table in order to install the cutting tool. Employee #1 slipped during the installation of the tool and his body engaged the clutch lever. The lathe was not locked out and Employee #1 thrown around the vertical turret lathe and suffered fatal cranial injuries. A coworker discovered Employee #1 lying next to the lathe and emergency response was called. The Marion County Deputy Coroner transported Employee #1 to the morgue..
Keywords: electric motor, fracture, head, lathe, clutch lever, machinist, ladder, slip, lockout, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313860173 Fatality Fracture Machinists

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