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Accident: 201392339 - Employee Dies When Sleeve Entangles With Lathe Machine

Accident: 201392339 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 05/11/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31204023105/11/20113599Schmidt Industries Inc
At approximately 12:35 p.m. on May 11, 2011, Employee #1 was operating a lathe machine when his right shirt sleeve became tangled in its rotating parts. His right arm was pulled into the machine, resulting in Employee #1's body being pulled into the equipment's valve stem. A coworker discovered Employee #1 pressed tightly against the cutting tool. Despite rescue efforts, Employee #1 died as a result of multiple fractures. The accident investigation reported that Employee #1 was wearing two long sleeve shirts and gloves.
Keywords: clothing, fracture, rotating parts, rotating shaft, guard, equipment operator, valve, entangled, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312040231 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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