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Accident: 201345378 - Machinist Installing Equipment Is Struck In Head, Later Dies

Accident: 201345378 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 07/06/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31402794707/06/20103728Valent Aerostructures, Llc
On July 6, 2010, A 51-yr-old male machinist was programing a new piece milling equipment for a dry (test) run. After the set-up, he pressed the cycle start and machine cutting tool revved to its full 10,000 RPM; shortly thereafter, the worker opened the door in the machine interior to observe and the cutting tool ripped from its holder and struck him in the head. The employee was taken from the local hospital to a major trauma center, where he later succumbed from the fatal injuries.
Keywords: head, rotating parts, machinist, rotating knife, milling machine, struck by, flying object, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314027947 Fatality Cut/Laceration Tool programmers, numerical control

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