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Accident: 170156525 - Employees Injured When Struck By Whipping Hose

Accident: 170156525 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 06/17/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11216167406/17/19924924Southern California Gas Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11216166606/17/19921799Cisco Ltd.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11216167406/17/19924924Southern California Gas Co
Employees #2 and #3, utility company workers, were venting natural gas from a section of a gas main through a 2 in. water suction hose designed for a maximum pressure of 125 lb psi. The gas main contained natural gas at a pressure of 300 lb psi. The hose broke loose from its connection when charged, whipped around, and struck Employees #2 and #3, as well as Employee #1, an inspector. A wire reinforcing the rubber hose amputated one of Employee #1's fingers, and nearly amputated a hand. Employee #1 also sustained lacerations on his arm and face. He was hospitalized. Employees #2 and #3 sustained bruises and lacerations and were treated and released.
Keywords: amputated, venting, work rules, equipment failure, finger, construction, hose, high pressure, struck by, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112161674 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, n.e.c.
2 112161666 Hospitalized injury Amputation Inspectors, testers and graders
3 112161674 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, n.e.c.

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