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Accident: 202626719 - An Employee Is Hit As Baler Door Blows Open, Later Dies

Accident: 202626719 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 01/25/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31622112601/25/20122752S&S Graphics Acquisition Llc Dba Westland Printer
On January 25, 2012, Employee#1 walked by baler when four fingers/latches on baler door blew open. Employee#1 was struck in the chest and legs knocking her backwards. A hand packer had operated baler less than 15 minutes when door blew. Both Employee#1 and the hand packer worked for S&S Graphics Acquisition Llc Dba Westland Printer. Employee#1 was taken to hospital, later died.
Keywords: safety latch, shear, baler door, loss of blood, printing, hydraulic tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316221126 Fatality Other Hand packers and packagers

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