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Accident: 688705 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Welder Clamps

Accident: 688705 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 04/14/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10301149004/15/19963312Wci Steel Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on April 14, 1996, Employee #1, a millwright, was doing preventive maintenance work on a Taylor Winfield resistance welder. At the same time, two electricians were scheduled to change the welding wheels on the same machine. Employee #1 had shut down the hydraulic pumps and was working between the welder clamps. One of the electricians started the hydraulic pumps to raise the welding wheels. When the hydraulic pumps were started, the welding clamps closed, crushing and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, lockout, caught between, crushed, millwright, communication, hydraulic pump
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103011490 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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