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Accident: 785709 - Employee Killed When Struck By Rapidly Falling Tilt Table

Accident: 785709 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 04/23/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11572512904/24/19913334Reynolds Metals Company
At approximately 9:20 p.m. on April 23, 1991, Employee #1 was doing cleanup work under a fully raised tilt table at a furnace in a molten metals operation. The control button for the hydraulic cylinder table was depressed to keep the table in a continuous up position. The hydraulic cylinder failed, causing the table to descend rapidly, striking and pinning Employee #1. He was working alone but was found shortly after the accident. Emergency procedures were commenced, but he died as a result of head injuries.
Keywords: furnace, head, pinned, cleaning, equipment failure, hydraulic cylinder, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115725129 Fatality Other Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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