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Accident: 170725949 - Employees Injured While Checking Heat Exchanger For Leak

Accident: 170725949 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/16/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11174629304/19/19932911Chevron U.S.A.
Employee #1 was checking for a leak on a heat exchanger. There was only a 90 psig nitrogen pressure during the leak test; normally it would be 150 psig. Employee #1 was struck by the heat exchanger partition assembly. Employee #2 twisted around in a reflexive movement, injuring his neck and back. The separated exchanger partition assembly and heat exchange bundle were not retained. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: repair, back, heat exchanger, neck, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111746293 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Specified mechanics and repairers
2 111746293 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Mechanical engineers

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