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Accident: 14491385 - Gas Cylinder Ruptured From Over Pressurization

Accident: 14491385 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 07/31/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
227024707/31/19855169Mg Industries
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
227028808/05/19858734Certified Cylinder Testing Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
227077508/01/19855085Action Industrial Distributors
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE TRANSFERING NITROGEN GAS FROM A 3,000 PSI CYLINDER TO A SMALL 300 PSI CYLINDER. THE WORKPLACE WAS THE CYLINDER STORAGE YARD OF A WELDING SUPPLY COMPANY. THE EMPLOYEES WERE USING A PIECE OF ARMOURED HOSE, A PRESSURE GUAGE AND APPROPRIATE VALVE FITTINGS. THE SMALL CYLINDER RUPTURED WHILE BEING FILLED. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE STRUCK BY THE CYLINDER PIECES. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS KILLED AND EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SEVERELY INJURED. THE OPERATION WAS BEING PERFORMED WITHOUT THE USE OF REQUIRED PRESSURE REGULATING DEVICES TO ACCURATELY CONTROL THE TRANSFER OF GAS FROM ONE CYLINDER TO ANOTHER.
Keywords: regulator valve, cylinder, rupture, high pressure, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2270247 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported
2 2270247 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported
3 2270288 Occupation Not Listed
4 2270775 Occupation Not Listed

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