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Accident: 200550630 - Employee Dies Of Embolism After Hydroblasting Injury

Accident: 200550630 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/01/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30199456203/17/19991799Turner Industries
Employee #1, a hydroblaster, was moving the blaster's wand to another location, but failed to disengage the pressure to the unit. He suffered an injury to his left arm that required surgery to repair a damaged artery and some nerves. Five days after the operation, Employee #1 was at home recuperating when he died of a thromboembolic episode. The coroner stated that his right femoral venous system appeared to be the source of the pulmonary thromboembolus.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, blood clot, embolism, laceration, high pressure, struck by, arm, artery, pulmonary embolism, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301994562 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Other

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