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Accident: 108767.015 - Employee Is Caught In Drum Explosion And Fractures Skull

Accident: 108767.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 08/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1343271.01508/30/2018Growmark, Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on August 29, 2018, an employee was cutting open an empty barrel th at had previously held Isopropyl Alcohol with a plasma torch when it exploded, s ending it flying upwards and struck his face. The employee sustained several fa cial lacerations when his welding helmet broke and struck his head against the c oncrete floor when he fell backwards. The employee fractured his skull and was bleeding from his brain. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: alcohol, brain, drum, explosion, face, flying object, fracture, laceration, skull, struck by, vapor, welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1343271.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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