Accident Report Detail
Accident: 117384.015 - Employee Amputates Leg And Injures Head When Refrigerant Lin
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1410695.015||06/21/2019||Hussmann Services Corporation|
At 11:00 a.m. on June 21, 2019, an employee, a Refrigeration Technician, was con ducting a follow up to a condenser repair done two days prior. In the previous i nspection, the employee found high pressure in the condenser caused by a broken condenser fan and the condenser working in a single phase. The employee had fixe d the wiring and the fan and ordered a new motor for the condenser. During the f ollow up visit, the employee was working on the compressor when a 2-1/8th inch i nsulated copper refrigerant pipe containing an azeotropic mixture classified as a non-flammable refrigerant was pressurized and exploded. The employee was hospi talized and suffered a leg amputation and a head injury which induced memory los s.
|1||1410695.015||50||M||Hospitalized injury||Technicians, n.e.c.|