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Accident: 112131.015 - Employee Is Struck By Flying Valve Cap In Face And Sustains

Accident: 112131.015 -- Report ID: 0627500 -- Event Date: 12/24/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368365.01512/27/2018Las Palmas Medical Center
At 7:15 a.m. on December 24, 2018, an employee was opening a steam valve as part of some preventative maintenance procedures when the valve cap broke off and was thrown due to the built-up steam pressure. The employee was struck in the face by the flying cap and sustained a contusion to his face. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: pressure release, contusion, flying object, pressure piping, face, valve, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1368365.015 50 M Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras

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