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Accident: 202648465 - Employee Loses Vision When Struck By Pressurized Cylinder

Accident: 202648465 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/09/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351540501/09/20127534Magnuson Tires, Inc.
At approximately 11:35 a.m. on January 9, 2012, an employee was helping a coworker who was dismantling a hydraulic automotive lift. The employee was standing by the pressurized cylinder of the automotive lift when the lid of the cylinder came off due to pressure inside the system. The cylinder struck on the left eye of the employee causing deep laceration on his face, eyebrow and eyelid. The employee lost his eye vision due to the accident which required a surgery and hospitalization for four days.
Keywords: eye, hydraulic lift, mechanic, laceration, struck by, flying object, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313515405 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Not specified mechanics and repairers

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