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Accident: 15115.015 - Employee Is Killed During An Keg Explosion

Accident: 15115.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 04/24/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
397462.01504/24/2012Craft Brew Alliance Inc.
At 7:00 a.m. on April 24, 2012, an employee was cleaning a plastic root beer keg out with air pressure.The keg was filled with 125 psi air pressure double the amount of pressure for a keg, which is 60 psi. The keg ruptured into multiple pieces striking the employee in the head and chest causing massive trauma. The employer did not have an air regulator on the air purging system. The employee was killed from his injuries.
Keywords: struck by, air pressure, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 397462.015 26 M Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction

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