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Accident: 201761186 - Hydraulic Press Operator Killed When Struck By Flying Object

Accident: 201761186 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 08/16/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30257470208/16/20003494Wfi International, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating an E.W. Bliss hydraulic press manufacturing a tee. A metal ring was placed underneath the tapered pot. Metal blocks were placed on the top of the tapered pot to extract the split insert from within the pot. As the press was lowered onto the metal blocks the pressure increased. The metal blocks kicked out and shot across the forge shop striking Employee #1 in the face, killing him.
Keywords: die, blocks, struck by, hydraulic press, face, press operator, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302574702 Fatality Concussion Punching and stamping press machine operators

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