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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170114334 - Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Object

Accident: 170114334 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 07/19/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10154613307/19/19957353Syracuse Equipment Company
Employee #1 was attempting to remove the end cap from a hydraulic cylinder. The cap is threaded onto the end of the 28 foot cylinder. When the cap would not come off, Employee #1 welded parts to the cap for better leverage. The cap still would not move, even with repeated blows with a hammer/mallet. Employee #1 then attempted to remove the cap by applying heat from an oxygen/acetylene torch assembly. He was unsuccessful. Employee #1 placed the cylinder in a metal cutting saw in an attempt to cut the cap off. During the cutting process, the cylinder exploded. Employee #1 was struck by flying parts and killed.
Keywords: cylinder, stuck, saw, explosion, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101546133 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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