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Accident: 201176096 - Employee'S Hand Cut When A Can Of Compressed Air Explodes

Accident: 201176096 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/16/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12571548208/11/20045812Peter Chu'S Skyroom
On June 16, 2004, Employee #1, working in a restaurant, was using a can of compressed air to blow dust off a silk flower display in the lobby. The can developed frost and was very cold. Employee #1 placed the can into a pan of hot water and the can burst. Employee #1 was treated for lacerations and burns to her right hand.
Keywords: food preparation, compressed air, explosion, laceration, struck by, flying object, hand, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125715482 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscelaneous food preparation occupations

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