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Accident: 202005153 - Employee Is Killed While Sandblasting

Accident: 202005153 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 06/23/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11602270806/25/20081799Corrosion Control Corporation
On June 23, 2008, Employee #1 was sandblasting. He did not respond to a call for exiting and was found unconscious. He was not wearing a harness. After attempts to revive him with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Employee #1 died. He died from a massive left hemothorax, laceration of the left lung and pulmonary artery, as well as from multiple fractures and closed head injuries. Employee #1 was on the job for 20 days.
Keywords: fracture, head, lung, unconsciousness, protective clothing, construction, laceration, fall, artery, sandblasting
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116022708 Fatality Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:7
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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