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Accident: 201984788 - Five Employees Injured Falling From Cooling Tower

Accident: 201984788 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 05/02/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30551733605/03/20021796Psychrometric Systems, Inc.
On May 2, 2002, Employees #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 were working on a cooling tower. The fan blades inside the cooling tower were unexpectedly energized and either threw the employees off to the decking or caused them to lose their footing. The employees sustained serious injuries and were hospitalized.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, cooling tower, lockout, fall, lost balance, sprain, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over 1 14
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305517336 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
2 305517336 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 305517336 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
4 305517336 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
5 305517336 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported

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