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Accident: 93841.015 - Worker Adjusting Die Casting Machine Sustains Face And Skull

Accident: 93841.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 03/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1216492.01503/09/2017R.C.M. Industries, Inc. Dba Aallied Die Casting Company Of Illinois
At approximately 12:18 p.m. on March 2, 2017, Employee #1, a Process Control Tec hnician employed by a die casting company, was working at a 1200 Ton Lester Die Casting Machine #14. He was making adjustments to the machine in preparation fo r a die casting run. During the adjustment of the fast shot end of the machine, the fast shot adjustment screw became locked with the threaded bushing. The fa st shot adjustment screw unthreaded from the cover plate. Due to hydraulic pres sure, the fast shot adjustment screw, the threaded bushing, and pop-it rod shot out of the machine and struck Employee #1's face. Emergency services were calle d, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to his jaw, eye socket bone, and skull.
Keywords: air pressure, casting, cover, die casting machine, eye, face, fracture, pressure release, skull, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1216492.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Production coordinators

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