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Accident: 170068431 - Employee Bruised By Ruptured Water Hose

Accident: 170068431 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 02/17/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10445490502/18/19932048Purdue Farms Incorporated
On February 17, 1993, a fire broke out at a grain drying facility on site, the emergency alarm was sounded, and the company fire brigade responded with necessary equipment to fight the fire. Hoses were rolled out and were hooked to the standpipes at the grain dryer and to the fire trucks as well. Pumping units on the truck began delivering water to the standpipes; however, the valve at the standpipe was never opened. Employee #1, a safety officer, was monitoring the brigade's actions. He stood in proximity to the water hose and, since the valve was never opened, the hose ruptured at its seam. This sudden rupture caused the hose to contact the employee's right thigh, creating a bruise. The company's fire brigade receives training from MFRI and all hoses are routinely hydrostatically tested at 250 psi.
Keywords: thigh, rupture, high pressure, valve, water hose, struck by, fire brigade, contusion, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104454905 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Administrative support occupations, n.e.c.

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