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Accident: 170764609 - Employee Injured When Struck By Pressurized Hydraulic Fluid

Accident: 170764609 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/02/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12551391109/07/19982421Redwood Empire Sawmill
Employee #1 was repairing and testing a hydraulic pump in the maintenance area of a sawmill. He had his hand over the open valve to the pump on the outflow side when it was struck by a high pressure stream of hydraulic fluid. The stream punctured his hand and forced hydraulic fluid inside, resulting in injuries that required hospitalization. The causal factor in this accident was an open hydraulic line capable of developing a pressure of 2,000 psi.
Keywords: maintenance, repair, open valve, work rules, hydraulic fluid, high pressure, sawmill, poisoning, hydraulic pump, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125513911 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Millwrights

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