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Accident: 59288.015 - Employee Is Crushed While Making Repairs

Accident: 59288.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 03/11/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
963275.01503/12/2014Norandal Usa, Inc.
At 11:50 a.m. on March 11, 2014, an employee was last seen walking back to Mill #3 with a wrench to loosen the bolts to the bridle. When the employee was discovered, he was caught between the bridle and the plumbing for the hydraulic system, the bolts had been loosened and the plates holding the bridle pulled back. The employee was opening or pulling the bridle back and was crushed between the bridle and the plumbing for the hydraulic system. The employee sustained multiple traumatic injuries including crushing injuries to the thorax, abdomen and neck. He fractured his spine at the 6th and 7th cervical and 2 to 8 thoracic vertebra, and was killed.
Keywords: abdomen, spine, caught between, hydraulic pump, neck, crushed, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 963275.015 56 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Machine operators, not specified

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