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Inspection: 310102835 - Special Coatings Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky

Nr: 310102835Report ID: 0452110Open Date: 09/07/2006

Special Coatings Llc
1101 Sanderson Rd
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Mailing: 906 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/27/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/28/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201856788Event: 09/06/2006Employee Is Decapitated By Pot Lid
Employee #1 was standing on a ladder on the side of 8-ton sandblasting pot using a claw hammer to loosen the 12-ft, 20-lb lid on top of the pot. The pot was pressurized to 140 psi and contained coal slag which was used as the sandblasting agent. The lid was held in place by 5 bolts and tightening handles. As Employee #1 loosened the lid, a sudden release of air pressure and slag occurred. The lid was blasted upward and Employee #1 fell backward to the ground. Employee #1 was killed when he was decapitated either by the lid, or by being blown back from the pot and striking the frame of the hopper over the pot. His head was found approximately 153 ft from the pot.
Keywords: air pressure, head, sand pot, bolt, struck by, flying object, decapitated, sandblasting, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310102835 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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