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Accident: 202360046 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Exploding Spray Can

Accident: 202360046 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/19/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30997495405/24/20061799Manassas Asphalt, Inc.
On May 24, 2006, Employee #1 was marking the boundaries of an outside parking lot, preparing to apply a top coat (SM9.5) on existing asphalt. Employee #1 used an inverted spray paint can to mark the lot. Employee #1 sprayed once and then measured. Employee #1 was bending over while spraying. Employee #1 shook the can and proceeded to spray a second time, when the spray can exploded, striking him in the upper chest area. Employee #1 inhaled the paint and gases and lost consciousness. Employee #1 was wearing gloves but not eye protection. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a severe contusion to the chest.
Keywords: chest, construction, spray painting, explosion, struck by, asphalt, contusion, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309974954 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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