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Accident: 201799632 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured By Flying Object

Accident: 201799632 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 02/21/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30133447003/02/20053312Carlton Forge Works
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on February 21, 2005, Employee #1, with Carlton Forge Works, was working in a forging shop near a 2,500-lb gravity hammer. He was holding a stop block with a tong to assist a blacksmith during the punching of a hole with a metal punch (size 2.5-in. by 4.5-in., weight 6 pounds). During the down stroke, a punch piece became dislodged from its case and struck Employee #1's left leg. He was hospitalized for treatment of a fractured leg. At the time Employee #1 was wearing adequate personal protective equipment, including eye protection, a hard hat, and heat-resistant clothing.
Keywords: fracture, scrap metal, extension handle, tongs, flying object, punch press, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301334470 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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