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Accident: 996579 - Employee Injured By Rotating Cutter Blades

Accident: 996579 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 11/11/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10394694305/21/19872655Paramount Tube Div
AT APPROXIMATELY 8:30 PM ON NOVEMBER 11, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SETTING UP A ROCKWELL BARREL CUTTER (SER # 2445). HE WAS LEANING AGAINST THE BLADES (THE BLADE GUARD HAD BEEN REMOVED) ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE MACHINE WHILE MAKING ADJUSTMENTS. SUDDENLY THE BLADES BEGAN TO ROTATE, EITHER FROM A MECHANICAL FAILURE OR ACCIDENTAL ACTIVATION BY EMPLOYEE #1. FROM THE BLOOD ON 2 OF THE BLADES IT IS APPARENT THE THEY ROTATED ABOUT 3/4 OF A REVOLUTION BEFORE THEY STOPPED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF CHEST UNJURIES, INCLUDING TWO RIBS WHICH WERE CUT BY THE BLADES.
Keywords: chest, maintenance, lockout, laceration, rib, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103946943 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Slicing and cutting machine operators

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