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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14310478 Event: 06/25/1993Employee Killed When Struck By Saw Chain Segment
Employee #1 was enlarging an existing hole in the top of a manhole cover when the diamond segmented chain on a Maxcut 12 saw broke and projected a diamond segment into his chest. The segment fractured his sternum and severed his aorta. Employee #1 died. The pneumatic powered concrete saw was manufactured by Spitnas, type 510090000, Masch. NR. 914141.
Keywords: manhole cover, equipment failure, saw, chest, heart, severed, construction, struck by, artery, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107348492 Occupation Not Listed

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