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Accident: 638098 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated During Pressure Cell Explosion

Accident: 638098 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 01/31/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10687983601/31/19928221University Of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital
Employee #1 was working in a lab at the university on an experiment using a pressure cell pressurized to 750 psi with nitrous oxide. As he was starting to attach a pressure test gauge to the top of the cell, the top blew off. He had both hands on top of the cell, and nine fingers were amputated.
Keywords: amputated, cover, finger, test equipment, high pressure, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106879836 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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