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Accident: 170900658 - Employee Injured When Powder Load Triggered

Accident: 170900658 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605580509/09/19971751R E Lee Design And Construction Inc
At approximately 8:35 a.m. on September 8, 1997, Employee #1, a laborer for R.E. Lee Design and Construction, Inc., Reseda, CA, went outside the studio building to retrieve some lumber. He was helping to set up for the frame for a platform that was to be built. As Employee #1 was leaving, a hammer fell from his hand and hit a powder load on the ground. The impact triggered the load, and Employee #1 was struck near his right eye. At the time of the accident, he had been working for this employer for five days.
Keywords: eye, construction, struck by, combustible dust, powder, face, accidental discharge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126055805 Hospitalized injury Concussion Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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