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Accident: 14550008 - Compressed Air Tank Exploded

Accident: 14550008 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 08/09/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1516885908/10/19842431American Stairway Incorporated
A CURTIS, 20 HORSE POWER AIR COMPRESSOR HAD JUST BEEN SHUT OFF BY EMPLOYEE #3 BECAUSE HE SAID IT WAS MAKING A "SQUEEKING NOISE". ABOUT 30 SECONDS LATER, WITHOUT WARNING, THE TANK EXPLODED. NO CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION COULD BE DETERMINED.
Keywords: compressor, air receiver, compressed air, explosion, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15168859 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 15168859 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
3 15168859 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
4 15168859 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
5 15168859 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
6 15168859 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
7 15168859 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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