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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1400586.015 - Highland Light Steam Laundry, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tarrytown


Inspection Nr: 1400586.015
Report ID: 0216000
Date Opened: 12/20/2018

Site Address:
Highland Light Steam Laundry, Inc.
4 John Walsh Blvd.
Peekskill, NY 10566

Mailing Address:
4 John Walsh Blvd., Peekskill, NY 10566

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 812331/Linen Supply

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/20/2018


Case Closed: 05/15/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1454958 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 116241.015
Event: 12/20/2018
Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Tank Failure

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1400586.015 Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations
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