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Accident: 817189 - Employee Struck And Killed By Rotating Hydraulic Arm

Accident: 817189 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 05/01/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1823088805/01/19913255K.F. Brick, Inc.
About 2:08 p.m. on May 1, 1991, Employee #1, of KF Brick, Inc., was operating a brick cutter, a part of a set machine that mixes, molds, and cuts bricks to size. The employee stopped the machine and gave the key to a laborer who removed the guards, cleaned out from under the brick cutter, replaced the guards, and returned the key. About five minutes later, Employee #1 was seen lying under the brick cutter. He had been struck in the head by a rotating hydraulic arm after he had removed one of the guards to the brick cutter. The employee was airlifted by the Lifestar helicopter in critical condition. He died on May 2, 1991, from his head injuries. He had not been wearing the required head protection when he was injured.
Keywords: head, rotating parts, brick setting mach, hard hat, ppe, work rules, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18230888 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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