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Accident: 202466751 - Employee Is Killed When Head Caught In Die Cast Machine

Accident: 202466751 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/16/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31242951710/16/20083645U.S.T.E., Dba Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting
At approximately 9:20 a.m. on October 16, 2008, Employee #1, a machine die cast operator, worked for a company that manufactures outdoor and landscape lighting. He was found with his head caught between the dies of an aluminum die casting press. The sliding gate guard was open and a broken cord was tied to the interlock safety switch. The other half of the cord was found on the floor near Employee #1. The machine was die casting machine Number 6, Shibaura, DC320A 841212 48 9. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: die, head, machine operator, caught between, struck by, nip point, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312429517 Fatality Other Molding and casting machine operators

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