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Accident: 80948.015 - Employee Struck In The Head By Pressurized Object Is Killed

Accident: 80948.015 -- Report ID: 0936200 -- Event Date: 11/10/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1105184.01511/12/2015Defense Logistics Agency
At 12:30 p.m. on November 10, 2015, Employee #1, an active duty soldier , was removing two halon extinguishers from a Humvee vehicle scheduled for turn in. After Employee #1 removed the two extinguishers and placed them on the ground, a co-worker lifted one by its hose/nozzle, causing the canister to fall to the ground. The extinguisher discharged its contents, resulting in the canister becoming airborne and striking Employee #1 in the face. He suffered a severe head injury and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, accidental discharge, air pressure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1105184.015 58 M Fatality Other

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