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Accident: 93950.015 - Employee Replacing Machine Part Incurs Arm Fracture

Accident: 93950.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 03/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1217806.01503/15/2017R & L Spring Company
At 9:45 a.m. on March 10, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a company that manufactured metal springs, was working alone at a BOBIO-CNC-1400 machine. He was replacing a damaged machine part, an arbor, which involved removing a guard and bending a wire. The machine was not powered down. After replacing the part, Employee #1 pushed a button to relieve tension on the wire. The wire descended and struck his left arm. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured arm.
Keywords: struck by, computer operated, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, maintenance, guard, fracture, arm, unsecured, wire drawing machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1217806.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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