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Accident: 201345675 - Employee Is Crushed In Plastic Former Machine, Later Dies

Accident: 201345675 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 05/06/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31508750205/06/20112821Formation Plastics Inc.
On May 6, 2011, Employee #1, of Cardinal Services Incorporated, was performing his duties as a press operator. He had climbed on top of the upper platen, to diagnose a problem with the material being formed in the equipment. The press was not deenergized, and the machine guard did not prevent Employee #1 from entering the point of operation. Employee #1 was caught between the press frame and the upward moving platen. Employee #1 was taken to Gove County Medical Center in Quinter, KS, where he later died.
Keywords: work rules, lockout, caught between, point of operation, plastic mfg, press operator, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315087502 Fatality Fracture Pressing machine operators

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