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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 manufact ured metal springs, was working alone at a BOBIO-CNC-1400 machine. He was repla cing a damaged machine part, an arbor, which involved removing a guard and bendi ng a wire. The machine was not powered down. After replacing the part, Employe e #1 pushed a button to relieve tension on the wire. The wire descended and str uck his left arm. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transport ed to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured arm.
Keywords: arm, computer operated, fracture, guard, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, maintenance, struck by, unsecured, wire drawing machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1217806.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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