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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1206325.015 - 133452 - Quate Industrial Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 1206325.015Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 01/26/2017

133452 - Quate Industrial Service, Inc.
2410 Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 3511 Highway 70 East, Durham, NC 27703

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/05/2017
Close Case:07/19/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1175188 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 92763.015Event: 01/20/2017Employee Is Injured And Later Dies After Flange Blows Off
On January 20, 2017, Employee #1 was tasked with removing a "Victaulic Blind Flange" on the inlet section of a Carrier 400 ton chiller, Model Number 30GXR415BA661ZV, that was held in place with a split collar. The machine had been idle for over four months as it was winterized with all electrical connections removed and locked out. The employee began loosening the bolts on the collar with a crescent wrench when a co-worker said he would get a socket wrench. Employee #1 placed the socket wrench on the retaining bolt, the flange blew off striking the employee in the face. The employee was transported to the hospital and died at 7:20 p.m. on January 25, 2017.
Keywords: struck by, flying object, wrench, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1206325.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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