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Accident: 100704.015 - Employee Sustains Fractured Jaw When Struck By Fan Cover

Accident: 100704.015 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 11/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1277012.01511/14/2017Superior Tube Company, Inc.
At 6:30 p.m. on November 9, 2017, an employee was purging the furnace due to a power outage. The lever was turned so that the hydrogen could be turned off and the nitrogen turned on in order to cool down the system. Pressure built up and the cover over the fan blew off and struck the employee in the face, fracturing his jaw. The employee was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: struck by, fan, fracture, hydrogen, nitrogen, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1277012.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Fracture

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