Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170340756 - Employee Killed When Struck By Pressurized End Cap

Accident: 170340756 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 07/29/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12325819607/30/19947699Kenco Hydraulic, Inc.
Employee #1 was sitting on a plastic milk case in front of a pressurized ride cylinder accumulator from a Terex dump truck, removing the 16th bolt from the end cap. The 49 1/2 lb end cap blew off and struck the employee in the chest, killing him. The ride cylinder accumulator had been placed on the forks of a forklift truck with the forks raised so the employee could sit and work on the end cap. The charged accumulator was filled with hydraulic oil and nitrogen and the pressure was not released before the employee began working on the accumulator. The recommended nitrogen pressure is 285 lbf/sq in. at an 80 degree ambient temperature. The actual pressure in the accumulator before the accident is unknown. The remaining 1,116 lb cylinder flew in the opposite direction and landed on the floor about 8 ft away from the forklift.
Keywords: chest, work rules, hydraulic cylinder, nitrogen, high pressure, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123258196 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.