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Accident: 809889 - Employee Fractures Leg When Struck By Metal Door

Accident: 809889 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 02/29/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
298338503/02/19882281Doran Textiles Dora Plant No. 1
Employee #1 was standing on a platform in front of the door on a horizontal bale press, inserting bale wires around a bale of waste. The hydraulic cylinder holding the door in place failed. The door sprang open, striking Employee #1 at the waist level and fracturing his right leg.
Keywords: platform, fracture, baler door, equipment failure, hydraulic cylinder, baler, struck by, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2983385 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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