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Accident: 27915.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Shell Core Molding Machine

Accident: 27915.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 09/10/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
622458.01509/10/2012Willman Industries, Inc
At 7:15 a.m. on September 10, 2012, an employee was working alone to change the manufacturing sizing parameters of a shell core molding machine intended for pro duction that day. While leaning/reaching into the machine, the shell core machin e closed on his head and arms. He suffered crushing injuries that resulted in h is death. The incident investigation identified that the machine was in manual r un mode; however, it was suspected that the equipment was placed in this mode fr om automatic mode when others worked to free the employee from the machine. Howe ver, the investigation was unable to determine why the employee was reaching int o the machine.
Keywords: arm, blind reaching, caught in, head, machine guarding, molding machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 622458.015 38 M Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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