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CASE MIFACE Summaries of MIOSHA Inspections
Case 1 41-year-old millwright died after falling 30 feet through an unguarded 60-inch air duct in a dust collection plenum.
Case 100 19-year-old janitor was killed when he became pinned between the mast of a Hyster Model H90XLS powered industrial truck and a dumpster.
Case 106 30-year-old manufacturing engineer died when he was struck in the chest/head by a lid of a compression former that exploded while under pressure.
Case 123 23-year-old forklift operator was killed when he attempted to stop a towed forklift truck from striking a personal vehicle.
Case 135 46-year-old foreman died when a robot arm activated and he was pinned between the upper and lower die of a press.
Case 136 33-year-old engineer and owner of a metal fabrication company died when the forklift he was charging with a battery charger lurched rearward and ran over him.
Case 152 34-year-old truck driver was pinned under the forklift truck he had been operating.
Case 157 43-year-old forklift operator was killed when the trailer he was boarding to unload pallets pulled away from the loading dock causing both the Hyster 55 forklift and the decedent to fall to the ground.
Case 174 53-year-old maintenance worker died of complications after he was crushed between two forklift trucks.
Case 175 26-year-old machine operator was crushed between the carriage and frame of a bench draw machine while manually resetting a pipe grip on the carriage.
Case 177 40-year-old male machine operator was killed when the hydraulically operated door of a shot blast machine closed while the decedent’s head and upper chest was inside the machine
Case 179 48-year-old male maintenance supervisor was killed when he was pinned by a clam-shell car carrier against the floor of an overhead platform
Case 181 52-year-old foreman/machine operator at a sheet plastic manufacturing company was burned while he while performing a routine check of a plastic extruder machine.
Case 196 50-year-old truck driver was killed when he was lowering a warehouse dock board into place while preparing to unload pallets of finished product from a tractor-trailer to the warehouse facility.
Case 197 39-year-old die setter was killed when he was pinned between two bolster plates.
Case 214 51-year-old toolmaker died when the second stage of a two-stage movable dowel pin inserter carriage was activated and descended on him, pinning his head between the carriage and a conveyor.
Case 232 52-year-old forklift operator died due to crush injuries sustained while transporting a pallet of containers on the forks of a Crown Model 540 electric stand-up forklift.
Case 251 65-year-old truck driver died when he was crushed between a rotating Cat 322L excavator and a semi-tractor trailer
Case 262 45-year-old press operator at a steel plant died when his clothing became entangled and caught in a one-inch-wide nip point between a vertical stationary plate and the bottom/return side of a conveyor belt.
Case 266 44-year-old laborer died when he was crushed between stacker transfer and stacker frame while retrieving a piece of lumber that had fallen to the floor.
Case 269 58-year-old machine operator died when his clothing on his right arm became entangled on a part being turned on a lathe.
Case 290 37-year-old maintenance worker died when he was crushed against the machine frame by a lowering a steel coil belt wrapper arm as he was adjusting its belt.
Case 303 53-year-old forklift driver died when her Toyota forklift carrying two paper bales overturned to the side.
Case 304 46-year-old foreman at a plastic recycling facility died when his torso was crushed by the platens of a closing horizontal expansion molding press.
Case 318 38-year-old robot weld technician died when he was pinned by the clamping mechanism of a transfer robot against a part in a buffer rack.
Case 326 61-year-old maintenance laborer at a paper manufacturing company died when he fell from a ragger spool frame into a partially filled paper pulper tank in operation.
Case 34 44-year-old machinist was electrocuted while repairing an electrical transfer machine.
Case 340 33-year-old laborer at a powder coating and e-coat firm died when a transfer cart pinned him between the leading edge of the transfer cart and a concrete curb at the bottom of a pit.
Case 351 47-year-old factory maintenance worker died when he was entangled in the plastic drive gear of a food conveyor.
Case 356 60-year-old shot blast operator died when a firm-built 632-pound steel plate guard fell on him.
Case 359 23-year-old horizontal plastic injection mold machine (HPIMM) operator/material handler was crushed when he was inside the HPIMM adjusting a cardboard chute through the rear sliding door without lockout.
Case 363 34-year-old process technician cleaning a Van Dorn 1500 ton horizontal injection mold machine was crushed when another operator started the machine.
Case 37 32-year-old mechanic died from asphyxiation after being pinned in a rotary press.
Case 379 52-year-old machine operator was crushed between the table and machine framing during the machine cycle while operating a Mori Seiki Model MV-Junior CNC machine.
Case 388 53-year-old waste treatment operator died when he was crushed between the plates of a filter press.
Case 404 57-year-old journeyman maintenance technician died when she was pinned between two parts while troubleshooting a robotic operation.
Case 409 44-year-old sanitation worker died when he was struck by mixing blades in a scrape surface steam jacketed mixing tank.
Case 411 36-year-old machine operator died when he was crushed between the platens of a 3,200 ton horizontal injection mold press.
Case 427 32-year-old quality control employee died when he was pinned between a rotary carousel and part of the platen framework of a thermal forming machine.
Case 431 35-year-old temporary worker crushed between mini-dumpster and a trash compactor.
Case 49 57-year-old toolmaker was killed while performing maintenance on an indexing piece of equipment that had not been locked out.
Case 55 37-year-old furnace operator died when she was crushed between the substructure of a lift platform and the floor.
Case 61 23-year-old paper production maker was killed when his head was caught between a low hanging overhead water pipe and the fork-mast of a forklift that did not have overhead guard protection.
Case 66 53-year-old brakeman died when he was crushed between a gate and train trackmobile engine while moving rail cars.
Case 88 46-year-old feed room operator was crushed between a storage rack and a forklift truck.
Case 89 53-year-old machine repairman was killed when the mast of a pick and place unit he was repairing slipped from the fabric web sling that was supporting its weight and crushed him.
Case 90 49-year-old job setter was struck and run over by a powered industrial truck in the yard of an automobile engine manufacturing plant.
Case 91 23-year-old male yardman died at a concrete prefabricating facility when he was struck in the head with a 10-inch PCE concrete extruder weighing approximately 9000 pounds being moved by an overhead crane.