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Accident: 118006.015 - Employee Burns, Cuts Leg With Pressure Hose, Later Infected

Accident: 118006.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 07/13/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1415803.01507/17/2019Reenergy Holdings
At 7:45 a.m. on July 13, 2019, an employee was washing a CAT 345 excavator with a Karcher pressure washer when she got the water hose wrapped around the exhaust pipe of the excavator. The employee pulled hard on the hose attempting to relea se some slack and squeezed the trigger of the pressure washer as it was pointed toward her left leg. She struck her leg with the high pressure hot water resulti ng in a burn, a puncture and later an infection to her calf, requiring hospitali zation.
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Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1415803.015 22 F Hospitalized injury

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