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Accident: 170719793 - Employee'S Eye Injured When Struck By Flying Hose

Accident: 170719793 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 08/15/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11990811908/24/19941731Cupertino Electric

At 10:30 a.m. on August 5, 1994, Employee #1 was attempting to pull a measuring line through a conduit. The fish tape he was using was not long enough so he went to the store trailer to obtain a vacuum cleaner. For some reason, Employee #1 picked up a carbon dioxide cylinder. It discharged, and the hose attached to it struck his right eye. Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital for treatment. The pin that secured the trigger was found next to the cylinder; witnesses stated that the bottle was frequently stored with the pin in it.

Keywords: eye, cylinder, work rules, construction, hose, high pressure, struck by, flying object, pressure release

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119908119 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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