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Accident: 93337.015 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Heavy Metal Cylinder

Accident: 93337.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 02/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1211887.01502/21/2017Swanson Industries, Inc.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on February 17, 2017, an employee was inserting a hea vy metal cylinder that was supported by a hoist, into the chuck of a lathe. The employee was tightening the chuck with a wrench. The employee had not disengage d the spindle from its motor and the lathe's power switch was still turned to th e on position. The employee accidentally dropped the wrench which fell and hit the start lever for the spindle. The spindle began to turn and threw the heavy metal cylinder into the employee's abdomen causing contusion and strain injuries . The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: abdomen, contusion, cylinder, hoist, lathe, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1211887.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Machinists

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