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Accident: 908152 - Employee Killed When Caught By Door Of Strapping Machine

Accident: 908152 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/23/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11567873210/23/19913273Ballard Concrete Company, Inc.
While Employee #1 was running the block cuber/stripper machine, he apparently entered the machine to straighten out fallen bricks or to adjust the machine. Once past the light switch, the door activated and closed, catching Employee #1 between stacked brick and the door. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and died. The door pressure is 20,000 lb and it closes in 12 seconds.
Keywords: brick setting mach, caught by, brick, crushed, light curtain, door
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115678732 Fatality Asphyxia Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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