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Accident: 108434.015 - Employee Suffers Collapsed Lung

Accident: 108434.015 -- Report ID: 0316300 -- Event Date: 07/16/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1340270.01508/20/2018Norfolk Naval Shipyard
At 10:00 a.m. on July 16, 2018, Employee #1 was removing salt scale from inside of a submarine TEP tube, using a stainless steel wire wheel. There was no positi ve ventilation being provided. As more oxygen was being removed from the space v ia exhaust ventilation, the employee suffered a collapsed left lung due to lack of oxygen and was hospitalized.
Keywords: exhaust system, lung, oxygen deficiency, ventilation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1340270.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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