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Accident: 57248.015 - Employee Killed When Fire Extinguisher Explodes

Accident: 57248.015 -- Report ID: 0215300 -- Event Date: 01/23/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
956504.01501/23/2014Us Army Reserve-Amsa
At 10:20 a.m. on January 23, 2014, an employee was operating a forklift with mat erials to be disposed in a dumpster. While removing materials from the forklift into the dumpster, a fire extinguisher that was disposed of in the dumpster expl oded. The fire extinguisher struck and hit the employee's head, killing him.
Keywords: accidental discharge, compressed gas, explosion, fire extinguisher, pressure vessel, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 956504.015 42 M Fatality Administrative support occupations, n.e.c.

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