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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14367577 Event: 12/08/1994Employee Dies When Struck In Head By Metal Piece
At 8:40 a.m. on December 5, 1994, Employee #1 was flame cutting 35 inch square sections from a large forged steel cylinder, originally 150 inches in diameter by 130 inches high, about 2/5 inch thick, with no top or bottom. As he and a coworker neared the ends of converging horizontal cuts, the top portion of the metal sprang violently in their direction, striking Employee #1 in the right side of the head. A hard hat was in use, but failed under the diagonal blow. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: head, cylinder, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122042526 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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