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Accident: 202692448 - Employee Is Struck In Face With High Pressure Washer

Accident: 202692448 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/31/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31670116809/05/20134959Coastal Industrial Services
On August 31, 2013, Employee #1 was using a high-pressure washer to clean the inside of a boiler unit. As he repositioned himself, he compressed the trigger of the water gun with the end of the wand pointing towards his face. A stream of high-pressure water struck his face, injuring his eye, which later resulted in vision loss, and lacerating his forehead. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: eye, portable power tool, forehead, laceration, high pressure, struck by, face, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316701168 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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