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Accident: 202654067 - Employee Struck By Pool Filter Suffers Facial Fractures

Accident: 202654067 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 12/17/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31680514201/03/20138999Leslie'S Poolmart Inc.
On December 17, 2012, Employee #1, with Leslie's Poolmart Inc., was working at a residential pool, and a filter housing lid flew up and struck him in the head. The employee spent two weeks in the hospital and had short term memory loss, including loss of memory about the entire day of the incident. The only obvious damage on the filter housing was found on the full circumference ring clamp that was used to fasten the bottom of filter housing to the lid. The two rings at the end of the clamp that retained the "T-bolt" in place appeared to be deformed as a result of events surrounding the incident. Apparently, the T-bolt pulled out of the two rings due to excessive pressure.
Keywords: fracture, head, cover, ring, pool, bolt, high pressure, struck by, face, brain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316805142 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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