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Accident: 115003.015 - Employee Working On Energized Equipment Suffers Multiple Fra

Accident: 115003.015 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 01/09/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1374663.01501/29/2019Babcock And Wilcox Construction, Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on January 9, 2019, Employee #1 was aiding, by overseeing, two cowo rkers working on energized equipment which was still in the process of being loc ked out. An over pressurization occurred, exposing all three employees working o n the equipment to an access door failure and uncontrolled release of energy. Em ployee #1 was knocked back during the uncontrolled release of energy and suffere d fractured vertebrae and fractured ribs and the 180 pound access door landed ap proximately 30 feet away. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted and treated for multiple fractures.
Keywords: air pressure, boiler, energized, fracture, grinder, high pressure, hopper, lockout, lockout/tagout, maintenance, rib, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1374663.015 63 M Hospitalized injury

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