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Accident: 764787 - Employee Struck And Injured By Pipe Bender

Accident: 764787 -- Report ID: 0931200 -- Event Date: 01/05/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10640860201/05/19893499Sun Aluminum Inc.
At approximately 1:40 p.m., Employee #1 was being instructed on how to operate a modified pipe bending machine. With the instruction finished, Employee #1 was on his own, and decided to change the bending grades. Employee #1 bypassed the foot pedal and handle that starts the bender. Employee #1 was struck in the head by the bender as it moved at a fast speed. He suffered a skull fracture. Employee #1 recuperated in the hospital.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, bending machine, inexperience, skull, pipe, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106408602 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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