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Accident: 104237.015 - Employee Is Struck Exploding Cylinder And Suffers A Broken L

Accident: 104237.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272980.01510/16/2017Superior Ready Mix Lp
At 4:30 p.m. on October 5, 2017, an employee was checking why box trailer 779 wa s not fully closing. The employee positioned himself under the box trailer and was ready to check for any air leak visually, by noise, or by feeling by his han d near the cylinder and its fittings of the right cylinder. A coworker who was assisting him connect the air line from the maintenance shop and the cylinder en d cap blew off, injuring the employee's right hand as he was moving his hand ar ound the cylinder to feel for any air leak. The air pressure was 160 psi at the time of the accident. The employee suffered a broken right arm, and was taken to Palomar Hospital for surgical treatment and released after 3 days.
Keywords: cylinder, fracture, hand, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272980.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Engineering technicians, n.e.c.

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