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Accident: 145710.015 - Employee Incurs Severe Injuries When Struck By Lid, Later Di

Accident: 145710.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 12/06/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1591722.01504/25/2022Total Clean, Llc
At 5:35 a.m. on December 6, 2021, an employee was beginning the process of washi ng a tank trailer of residual product. The employee gained access to the lid on the tank dome by climbing the ladder affixed to the trailer and then crawling at op the tank. The employee used a tool to strike the lid to facilitate opening it prior to releasing residual pressure inside the tank. The lid abruptly swung o pen and struck the employee in face. When he was struck, the employee was pushed off the tank and landed on the concrete floor. The employee incurred multiple i njuries including severe brain damage, broken facial bones, and fractured skull, ribs, and clavicle from both being struck by the lid and the fall. When the emp loyee was discovered by coworkers, they called for an ambulance to transport him to a local medical center. The employee was subsequently transferred to a regio nal medical center where he was treated and remained hospitalized until January 11, 2022. On January 11, 2022, the employee was transferred to a specialty facil ity for inpatient physical and occupational rehabilitation. On February 14, 2022 , the employee experienced cardiac arrest during therapy and died.
Keywords: abrasion, air pressure, back, blunt force, blunt force trauma, brain, broken bone, cardiac arrest, cardiovasc system, chest, clavicle, collarbone, contusion, dislocated, face, fall, fall from elevation, fall protectio
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1591722.015 47 M Fatality

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