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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170158745 Event: 03/18/1991Employee Killed When Pulled Into Lathe
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on March 18, 1991, Employee #1 was working in the shop filing a 3/4 in. by 18 in. piece of bar stock on a lathe. He was using a rattail bastard file, holding the tail in his right hand, with his left hand outstretched over the stock holding the tip of the file. Employee #1's unzipped windbreaker jacket was caught by the spinning stock and wound around, pulling him into the lathe. His head and arm struck the chuck and the stock, and he was killed.
Keywords: clothing, head, lathe, rotating parts, caught by, arm, concussion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112113691 Fatality Concussion Machinists

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