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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14343479 - Cook Struck And Killed By Flying Cylinder

Accident: 14343479 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 11/14/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10621360611/14/19915812Gold Coast, Inc. Dba Damons, Inc.

Employee #1, a cook, was working in a kitchen when a carbon dioxide cylinder fell from the ceiling. The cylinder's valve exploded when it hit a hot water tank, and the cylinder was propelled like a missile toward Employee #1. The employee was struck by the cylinder and suffered two fractured vertebrae in the neck and blood loss, which led to his death.

Keywords: fracture, loss of blood, cylinder, struck by, flying object, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106213606 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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