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Accident: 202457552 - Employee'S Arm Is Injured By Blaster

Accident: 202457552 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 12/08/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31338575912/16/20111799Simpson Sandblasting & Special Coatings Inc.
At approximately 2:05 p.m. on December 8, 2011, Employee # 1 was working for his employer in the sandblasting business. He was assigned to sandblast a water tank with a 4 million gallon capacity. Employee # 1 was sand blasting from a scissor lift about 30 feet above the ground. He was walking laterally on the platform while sandblasting. He tripped over the blasting hose and accidentally sandblasted his right arm. Employee # 1 was transported to the hospital and was hospitalized for about five days. The accident was reported to DOSH by the employer representative on December 8, 2011.
Keywords: deadman control, tripped, arm, sandblasting, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313385759 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Waterproofing
FatCause: Other

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