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Accident: 201021623 - Employee Struck By Wheel Fragment

Accident: 201021623 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 03/21/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30074968604/03/20081795Crown Engineering & Construction Inc
On March 21, 2008, Employee #1, a pipefitter/welder was cleaning holes on a torch tip. Employee #1's coworker was using a DeWalt Angle grinder, Model Number D28474, Serial Number 035570 to remove pipes from an old boiler, when the wheel on the unguarded grinder exploded. A fragment of the wheel struck Employee #1 in the eye causing serious injury. Employee #1 was working approximately 14 ft. from his coworker and was not wearing safety glasses or a face shield.
Keywords: eye, grinder, protective clothing, welder, explosion, struck by, flying object, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 1 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300749686 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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