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Accident: 171011307 - Employee'S Arm Fractured When Struck By Flying Door

Accident: 171011307 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 06/14/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11988972310/20/20003999Adams Rite Aerospace
Employee #1 was pressure-testing a water heater within a protective enclosure. The water heater exploded at 150 psi and the doors of the enclosure flew open, striking him on the arm. Employee #1 sustained a severe fracture, which required extensive surgery. The protective enclosure was not adequate for this testing procedure.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, explosion, high pressure, restraining device, struck by, arm, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119889723 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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