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Accident: 201052214 - Aluminum Plate Falls On Employees' Feet

Accident: 201052214 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 12/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12606663805/10/19993353Century Cast Plate
Around 12:00 p.m. on December 10, 1998, Employees #1 and #2, plate finishers, were working for an aluminum plate casting company. They were performing a routinely assigned job of feeding 750 lb. panels to a scalper via a tong hoist. While in the process of flipping the plate from horizontal to vertical, one of the tong points disengaged and the plate fell about 4 ft landing on the employees' feet. They suffered crushing injuries to their feet. Both men had been wearing metatarsal steel toed boots, and therefore received minimal injuries of a crushing nature to the right foot. They were treated at the hospital and released.
Keywords: panel, caster, scalp, casting, hoist, struck by, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126066638 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Metal plating machine operators
2 126066638 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Metal plating machine operators

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