Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14491922 - Employee Dies From Struck Being Struc By Water Tank
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|17632001||01/29/1990||2013||Liberty Provisions Inc.|
At about 6:15 a.m., Employee #1 was performing one of his routine maintenance tasks. He was adding compressed air to a tank of well water in order to pressurize the tank between 5-10 psi . The 1000-gallon capacity, 4 ft by 10 ft galvanized tank had no safety relief valve, nor was an in-line regulator provided for the air line from compressors operating between 145-175 psi. The tank ruptured and was propelled forward, striking Employee #1 in the head. He was thrown backwards from the ladder he was standing on to the concrete tile floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized and died as a result of his injuries.
|1||17632001||Fatality||Concussion||Occupation not reported|