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Accident: 202355681 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Equipment Component

Accident: 202355681 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 12/15/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30845184812/17/20043563Ingersoll-Rand Company
On December 15, 2004, Employee #1 and coworkers were installing a new compressor system. While they were pressuring the system with air to make tests and adjustments, an air line component broke free and struck Employee #1's right shoulder. He was treated at a local hospital for a severe contusion. Investigation revealed that the compressor system had electrical and pneumatic hazardous energy sources, and the employer presented no written hazardous energy control procedure for the operation they performed. The employer also had no device to lockout pneumatic energy and did not communicate their lockout/tagout procedures to their client.
Keywords: compressor, shoulder, work rules, compressed air, lockout, pressure piping, high pressure, struck by, pressure release, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308451848 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial machinery repairers

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