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Accident: 107812.015 - Employee Lacerates Head When Hazardous Waste Drum Explodes

Accident: 107812.015 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 07/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At 11:00 a.m. on July 28, 2018, an employee was in the process of removing the screws to the lid of a fifty-five gallon drum of hazardous waste material in preparation to empty the drum. While unscrewing the screws with a hand-held power drill, the drum exploded and the lid struck the employee on the head. The employee received a minor laceration to his head.
Keywords: struck by, laceration, explosion, hazardous waste, hand tool, head, drum, drill
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1334020.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration

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