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Accident: 200540813 - Employee Died Due To Explosion

Accident: 200540813 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 11/09/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
On November 9, 2002, Employee #1 was filling a compressed gas cylinder with a solution made of argon and carbon dioxide. Although the cylinder was rated for 300 psi, he allowed the cylinder to reach 4000 psi. The cylinder exploded. Employee #1 was hospitalized and pronounced dead.
Keywords: cylinder, pressure vessel, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305102220 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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