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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 136242.015 Event: 05/05/2021Employee Is Struck On Head By Cover Plate And Dies From Seve
At 12:00 a.m. on May 5, 2021, an employee attempted to remove a cover plate from a pressurized air-media blaster tank. While removing the pressurized cover plat e, the cover blasted outward and struck the employee on the forehead. The employ ee received severe head trauma and was transported to the hospital, where the em ployee died for these injuries.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, cover, forehead, head, high pressure, pressure release, struck by, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1534928.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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