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Accident: 170725394 - Employee Injured When Struck By Broken Valve Handle And Stem

Accident: 170725394 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/07/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11189154505/27/19922869Unocal
Employee #1 was turning the handle of the main block valve on the K-1 boiler, which was operating at 900 lb and 900 degrees F. Employee #1 was struck by the valve handle when the stem broke from its support housing and fell forward about 8 in. Employee #1 sustained facial and emotional injuries.
Keywords: boiler, equipment failure, valve, struck by, face, psych illness
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111891545 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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