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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201680683 Event: 08/15/2001Employee Injured While Sandblasting
Employee #1 was sandblasting steel beams and columns. As the employee crossed over a support, the hose of the sandblaster became caught on the support and the wand came out of the employee's left hand causing a stream of sand to hit the employee. The stream tore into and removed portions of the employee's skin and muscle. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: steel beam, sand, steel column, laceration, struck by, arm, sandblasting
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303698195 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Grinding, abrading, buffing & polishing mach. op's

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