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Accident: 14548739 - Oxygen Cylinder Regulator Exploded

Accident: 14548739 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 11/19/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1465144211/20/19840133Mcbryde Sugar Company Limited
EMPLOYEES #1, #2 AND #3 WERE REPLACING THREE DEPLETED OXYGEN CYLINDERS ON A NEW OXYGEN SYSTEM SET-UP. AFTER LOCATING A LEAK ON CYLINDER #1, EMPLOYEE #1 TIGHTENED THE LOOSE FITTING. FINDING THE SYSTEM IN GOOD ORDER, EMPLOYEE #1 SLOWLY TURNED ON THE MAIN VALVE. AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME OIL OR GREASE WAS IN THE SYSTEM, OR THE REGULATOR INVOLVED MAY HAVE BEEN DEFECTIVE.
Keywords: oxygen, regulator valve, cylinder, compressed gas, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14651442 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters
2 14651442 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy
3 14651442 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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