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Accident: 107291.015 - Employee Dies While Performing Abrasive Blasting

Accident: 107291.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 07/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1329577.01507/13/2018Erie Technologies Inc.
At 3:15 p.m. on July 12, 2018, an employee was performing abrasive blasting with metal shot in a tank that measured approximately 28-29 feet long by 8-9 feet hi gh. The employee was wearing an Apollo supplied air respirator helmet (model num ber: 600) and exhaust ventilation was being used in the space. For an unknown re ason, the employee collapsed and stopped breathing. The employee was found by a manager that began to perform CPR. However, the employee could not be revived an d was determined dead. The incident investigation reported that the medical exam iner was unable to determine a cause of death or manner of death. Carbon monoxid e poisoning, as well as any preexisting medical conditions were ruled out. Howev er, it was discovered that he had not had a respiratory medical evaluation prior to wearing the helmet, nor had he received training.
Keywords: abrasive blasting, respiratory, unconsciousness, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1329577.015 29 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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