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Accident: 201360617 - Employee Head Crushed By Cotton Gin Press

Accident: 201360617 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 09/18/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30103686909/18/19980724Frairs Point Farm
An employee was killed while working on a cotton gin press. The employee was attempting to level the tray in the press when the activation button was accidentally hit activating the press while the employees head was in the press. The employees head was crushed by the press. The gin press has to be energized in order to level the tray. Therefore, at the time of the incident, the press was not locked out and became activated.
Keywords: head, lockout, cotton gin, crushed, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301036869 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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