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Accident: 201163805 - Employee Struck By Load Ram

Accident: 201163805 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/16/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605859304/23/20023398A Oldfield & M Garcia Dba Hi-Tech Heat Treating
On April 16, 2002, Employee #1 was performing regularly assigned work on a heat treating machine that had a stuck ram. The ram was chain driven and was in a bind. Employee #1 was attempting to free the stuck ram and placed a pipe wrench on the chain drive shaft. Employee #1 pulled it toward himself causing the bind and the shaft to release and rotate quickly rotating and striking Employee #1 in the face just under the nose with the wrench handle. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital where he was treated for three broken teeth and a crack in the roof of his mouth.
Keywords: chain, wrench, pipe wrench, struck by, face, drive shaft, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126058593 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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