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Accident: 201634862 - Employee Is Injured In Explosion

Accident: 201634862 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 12/02/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30824735212/02/20043845Micro Systems Engineering Inc

On December 2, 2004, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was installing a pressure regulator on a high pressure compressed gas tank when the regulator exploded. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for severe facial injuries. The accident investigation revealed that the cause of the explosion was due to a low pressure regulator was being connected to a high pressure compressed gas cylinder.

Keywords: regulator valve, cylinder, compressed gas, explosion, high pressure, struck by, flying object, face, tank, untrained

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308247352 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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