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Accident: 201113156 - Employee Injured When Oxygen Hose Lines Explode

Accident: 201113156 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/18/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12030924002/01/20013491Del West Engineering
Employee #1 was opening one valve of a six pack of compressed gas cylinders. The six pack was connected to a manifold and each compressed gas cylinder had its own line going into the manifold. Employee #1 was opening one of the valves when the hose line blew which caused two other lines to either blow or become disconnected. All three oxygen lines were whipping in the air and one struck him in the face. He also suffered third-degree burns on the inside of his arm. The cause of the burn was undetermined. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, cylinder, compressed gas, laceration, struck by, arm, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120309240 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Lathe and turning machine operators

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