Inspection: 1400586.015 - Highland Light Steam Laundry, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Tarrytown
Highland Light Steam Laundry, Inc.
4 John Walsh Blvd.
Peekskill, NY 10566
4 John Walsh Blvd., Peekskill, NY 10566
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 812331/Linen Supply
Inspection Type: Referral
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 12/20/2018
Case Closed: 05/15/2019
At 6:11 a.m. on December 20, 2018, Employee #1 was repairing and testing an expa nsion tank that he brought from home. He hammered out dents and welded seams usi ng company equipment prior to the start of his work shift. He constructed an air coupling adaptor from various components. He used 100 psi shop air, without a p ressure gauge, to fill the tank and perform a leak check. When the tank filled w ith air, it failed catastrophically. The tank rocketed upward, struck Employee # 1 in the face, and knocked him unconscious. He sustained a fractured left jaw an d concussion and was hospitalized.
Keywords:air pressure, concussion, couplings, equipment failure, face, fracture, head, high pressure, jaw, leak, repair, struck by, tank, unconsciousness, welding
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