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Accident: 796540 - Employee Killed When Struck By Pieces Of Abrasive Wheel

Accident: 796540 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/31/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10404471409/01/19873321Bremen Castings, Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 1:15 PM ON AUGUST 31, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS EITHER GRINDING PARTS OR DRESSING AN ABRASIVE WHEEL. THE WHEEL WAS 26 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND 2 INCHES THICK. THE WHEEL SUDDENLY DISINTEGRATED. SEVERAL PIECES STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE CHEST AND ABDOMEN, CAUSING MASSIVE INJURIES. THE EMPLOYEE DIED AT BREMEN HOSPITAL LATER IN THE DAY. THE ABRASIVE WHEEL WAS NOT SPEED TESTED OR RING TESTED BEFORE IT WAS MOUNTED ON THE FOX STAND GRINDER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING APPROXIMATELY 1 FOOT IN FRONT OF THE WHEEL WHEN IT EXPLOSIVELY DISINTEGRATED.
Keywords: chest, abdomen, disintegrated, work rules, struck by, flying object, grinding wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104044714 Fatality Other Grinding, abrading, buffing & polishing mach. op's

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