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Accident: 14491922 - Employee Dies From Struck Being Struc By Water Tank

Accident: 14491922 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 01/29/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1763200101/29/19902013Liberty Provisions Inc.
At about 6:15 a.m., Employee #1 was performing one of his routine maintenance tasks. He was adding compressed air to a tank of well water in order to pressurize the tank between 5-10 psi . The 1000-gallon capacity, 4 ft by 10 ft galvanized tank had no safety relief valve, nor was an in-line regulator provided for the air line from compressors operating between 145-175 psi. The tank ruptured and was propelled forward, striking Employee #1 in the head. He was thrown backwards from the ladder he was standing on to the concrete tile floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized and died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: head, well, compressed air, rupture, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17632001 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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