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Accident: 201104734 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Flying Pressurized Object

Accident: 201104734 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 12/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034500412/11/20032033Ingomar Packing Company, Llc
At approximately 2:35 p.m. on December 10, 2003, Employee #1 was working in the processing area of the food processing plant. He was air testing out-of-service 40-foot long sterilizer tubes, using an inlet/vent flange assembly. Since there was only one assembly for use in testing, he was changing from one tube to another. He was positioned in line with the assembly and tube. He removed the clamp from the assembly but had not relieved the pressure prior to disassembly, causing the assembly to still be pressurized. The unit separated from the tube, flying and striking Employee #1 in the abdominal area. He sustained a penetrating wound and was killed.
Keywords: maintenance, abdomen, packing house, pressure piping, struck by, flying object, pressure release, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120345004 Fatality Puncture Machinery maintenance occupations

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