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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 594127 - Employee Killed In Explosion

Accident: 594127 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 09/19/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1744152809/20/19893524Mtd Products, Inc.
Two employees were cleaning Number 45 mechanical press prior to set-up. None of the controls were turned off. Employee #1 was in the point of operation, hammering on something when the piston of the air cylinder blew up. The pressure pad struck Employee #1 in the chest and head, knocking him approximately 5 ft into the air and out of the press. He died a short time later in the local hospital from the injuries he sustained.
Keywords: cylinder, pressure vessel, explosion, point of operation, concussion, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17441528 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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