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Accident: 937292 - Employee Dies When Impaled By Ejected Knife Blade

Accident: 937292 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 06/21/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11288341806/22/19952435Forester Moulding & Lumber, Inc.
Employee #1 had just started up an overhead RG pin router that had a 4 3/4 in. aluminum cutter head with two knife blades when one knife and gib were thrown out. The knife blade struck the left side of the employee's chest, entered the heart's left ventricle, and exited through his back. He died. The blade struck a horizontal belt sander, then ricocheted off the ceiling or wall and landed on the floor.
Keywords: ejected, heart, knife, impaled, unsecured, back, struck by, flying object, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112883418 Fatality Other Patternmakers and model makers, wood

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