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Accident: 201481652 - Employee Injured When Struck By Flange

Accident: 201481652 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 05/27/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12584058711/05/19983463Newman Flange And Fitting Company
On May 27, 1998, Employee #1 was using a forging hammer to forge a 35 lb flange. After finishing the flange, the employee stood in front of the hammer and used tongs to remove the flange from under the ram. While performing this task, the ram (hammerhead) separated from the piston rod. The hammer fell, caused the flange to jettison and strike Employee #1 in the stomach. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: drop hammer, struck by, mech malfunction, stomach, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125840587 Hospitalized injury Other Forging machine operators

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