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Accident: 85761.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed When Air Compressor Explodes

Accident: 85761.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 05/28/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1150805.01505/28/2016Julio Salcedo Vega
At 6:00 p.m. on May 28, 2016, an employee was operating a commercial air compressor. The employee was unable to disconnect the compressor motor causing it to over pressurize the air tank, resulting in an explosion caused by tank failure. The explosion caused severe blunt force trauma to the employee who was struck by the air tank and killed.
Keywords: struck by, pressure vessel, air pressure, accidental discharge, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1150805.015 41 M Fatality Concussion Automobile body and related repairers

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