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Accident: 170572325 - Employee Overcome By Nitrogen Vapors From Leaking Valve

Accident: 170572325 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 11/01/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30175020411/06/19973498American Precision Steel Co Lp
Employee #1 was installing a cylinder of compressed nitrogen gas when he was overcome by vapors from the cylinder. He was able to close the cylinder valve and the cylinder was removed from service.
Keywords: leak, installing, cylinder, inhalation, nitrogen, valve, gas leak, seal, chemical vapor, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301750204 Non Hospitalized injury Other Heat treating equipment operators

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