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Accident: 98062.015 - Employee Is Injured When Struck In The Head With A Descendin

Accident: 98062.015 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 08/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254030.01508/10/2017The J.J. Ryan Corporation Rex Forge Division
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on August 9, 2017, a maintenance mechanic was leaning into an operational forge press to investigate why the ingot feed conveyor was not operating properly. The employee stepped onto the foot pedal as he was looki ng through the machine frame. The press cycled and the employee was struck in t he head with a descending forge die. The press operator was nearby and ran to h elp the employee. Before the operator could reach him, the employee stepped on the foot pedal again and the press cycled a second time, striking his head again . The press operator was able to pull the mechanic free of the machine and summ on assistance. The employee suffered skull and face bone fracture and brain trau ma. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: brain, conveyor belt, die, face, lockout/tagout, maintenance, mechanic, skull, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254030.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Millwrights

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