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Accident: 170197321 - Mechanic'S Leg Fractured When Struck By Heat Exchanger

Accident: 170197321 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 07/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11189427507/18/19913599Benicia Fabrication & Machine Inc.
At around 4:00 p.m. on July 11, 1991, Employee #1 and a coworker, both mechanics, were working on a small heat exchanger at a bundle shop. The heat exchanger was set on a work table about 3 feet high. As Employee #1 was tightening a valve on the heat exchanger, the 13 foot long by 8 inch diameter heat exchanger rolled toward him and struck him above his left knee, causing the fracture of the lower leg bones. Employee #1 was taken to Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo, CA.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, mechanic, heat exchanger, struck by, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111894275 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial machinery repairers

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