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Accident: 956193 - Employees Face Injured When Ram Strikes Wedge

Accident: 956193 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/22/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207104811/23/19923429Ajax Forge Co.
On July 22, 1992, Employee #1 had just replaced the boards of a drop hammer and begun to operate it when one of the wedges holding the boards to the ram fell and bounced into the die area as the ram was coming down. The ram struck the wedge, knocking it into Employee #1's face. He suffered a broken palate, fractured jaw, and several broken teeth. Wedges had loosened and fallen before and there was no procedure to ensure that the wedges were properly secured.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, work rules, drop hammer, struck by, flying object, face, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112071048 Hospitalized injury Fracture Forging machine operators

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