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Accident: 201859121 - Employee Is Killed When Mechanical Power Press Die Shatters

Accident: 201859121 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 04/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31065934704/10/20073465Global Automotive Systems, Llc Dba Lexington Metal
On April 9, 2007, Employee #1 was working for a firm that manufactured automotive stampings, operating a 1,000-ton Danly mechanical power press. The press was being fed from a flat coil of steel, running in a continuous mode to produce a bumper part for a Nissan Pathfinder. The press was guarded by light curtains. Employee #1 was watching the operation of the press and removing parts from the bin when it became full. Suddenly, a section of the press's die shattered, sending metal parts out of the die area. Employee #1 was approximately 6 feet away, when a piece of the shattered metal struck her in her neck. She sustained a laceration, and she was killed.
Keywords: die, disintegrated, power press, stamper, machine operator, laceration, neck, struck by, flying object, light curtain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310659347 Fatality Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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