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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201611449 - Employee Injured When Struck By Flying Object

Accident: 201611449 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 04/23/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30267955006/15/19997389The Sheffer Corporation

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 1999, Employee #1 was pressure testing a hydraulic cylinder that was anchored to a test bench. Employee #1 could not retract the cylinder so he called the manufacturer, who instructed him to loosen the valve with a wrench. As he did, the valve blew out under 3000 psi of pressure. Employee #1 sustained lacerations and broken bones in his hand.

Keywords: fracture, hydraulic cylinder, laceration, valve, struck by, hand

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302679550 Hospitalized injury Fracture Inspectors, testers and graders

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