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Accident: 170588669 - Employee'S Leg Injured During Sandblasting

Accident: 170588669 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 06/24/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12032566707/17/19961721J Colon Coatings
On June 24, 1996, Employee #1 was sandblasting the hold-down bolts of a chiller water tank in lot #9. He finished sandblasting the bolts on the south side of the tank and as he turned to begin work on the north side, he stumbled over the air hose and stepped off the 24 in. high foundation. He did not let go of the deadman switch, and the stream of sand struck him just above the top of his boot. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: deadman control, construction, tripped, air hose, fall, elevated work plat, sandblasting, water tank, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120325667 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Welders and cutters

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