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Accident: 102046.015 - Employee Is Shot By Sandblaster And His Calf Is Punctured

Accident: 102046.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 12/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285985.01501/09/2018Lehn Painting Inc.
At 12:30 p.m. on December 23, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a painting company, were preparing to sandblast the inside of a confined space. Employee #1 was assigned to handle the hose, and Coworker #1 was assigned to tend the blasting pot. Coworker #1 engaged the pot before Employee #1 was ready to handle the hose, and pressurized air and sand struck Employee #1 and punctured his calf. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for the puncture wound.
Keywords: puncture, sand pot, confined space, air pressure, hose, leg, material handling, construction, sandblasting, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1285985.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration

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