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Accident: 14431670 - Employee Killed When Struck In Head By Compressor Parts

Accident: 14431670 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 12/14/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10144233312/15/19882911Farmers Union Central Exchange,Inc./Cenex Refinery
Employee #1, an assistant operator, was opening the required valves to bring a second compressor on line in parallel with another compressor already in operation. A compressor cylinder head coolant jacket ruptured and fragmented, striking the employee in the head and killing him. The compressor's units are Ingersoll-Rand gas engine-driven compressors used in a petroleum refining process.
Keywords: compressor, head, rupture, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101442333 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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