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Accident: 814152 - Employee Killed By Slug Ejected From Press

Accident: 814152 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 10/31/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11170059711/01/19903469Wrico Stamping Co
At 10:57 p.m. on October 31, 1990, Employee #1 was operating a Niagara 250 ton, full revolution, punch press. He was punching parts when he was hit by a scrap slug that had stacked under the die. The slug ejected from the press when the upper die punch contacted the stack. The slug hit the employee in the chest, entered a lung, and killed him.
Keywords: chest, ejected, lung, scrap metal, struck by, flying object, press operator, punch press, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111700597 Fatality Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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