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Accident: 755033 - Employee Dies When Chest Is Punctured By Metal Shard

Accident: 755033 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 08/14/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850522308/15/19911611J & H Supply
Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a sign stub. They faced each other and alternated sledge hammer swings at the stub. Employee #1 hit a glancing blow on his coworker's hammer while it was on the stub. A metal shard dislodged from Employee #1's hammer and punctured his chest cavity. He bled to death from his wound. Employee #1 had a blood alcohol level of 0.068.
Keywords: chest, loss of blood, alcohol, construction, intoxicated, struck by, flying object, hand tool, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108505223 Fatality Puncture Construction laborers

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