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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14332423 - Asphyxiated In Rail Car; Air Compressor Failed

Accident: 14332423 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/24/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10033616302/06/19861799Lancaster Coatings
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SANDBLASTING INSIDE A 1,620 CUBIC FOOT RAIL CAR COMPARTMENT. AN OIL HOSE CAME LOOSE ON THE DAVEY AIR COMPRESSOR, S/N 35808. THE EMPLOYEE WAS WEARING AN AIRLINE RESPIRATOR WITH AN ABRASIVE BLASTING HOOD. THE OUTSIDE EMPLOYEE WENT TO THE RAILCAR TO CHECK ON EMPLOYEE #1 AND FOUND HIM UNCONSCIOUS. EMPLOYEE #1'S LOWER DENTURES WERE FOUND LODGED IN HIS THROAT AT THE HOSPITAL. HE DIED 7 DAYS LATER DUE TO CEREBRAL ANOXIA, WITH BRAIN DEATH SECONDARY TO ASPHYXIATION.
Keywords: air line respirator, asphyxiated, confined space, abrasive blasting, railroad tank car, sandblasting, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100336163 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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