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Accident: 569681 - Employee Crushed To Death By Activated Robot

Accident: 569681 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 09/27/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12338249108/28/19943714Superior Industries International
Employee #1 was inside a chiron making adjustments to a wheel size changeover. A robot is used to move the wheel around the cell. Employee #1 was holding the robot controls in his hands, and apparently activated the robot while bending over the wheel to check the settings. The robot came into the chiron unit to remove the wheel, but instead pinned Employee #1 against the wheel, crushing him to death.
Keywords: wheel, robot, pinned, work rules, crushed, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123382491 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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