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Accident: 674853 - Employees Lacerated By Pieces Of Exploding Air Receiver

Accident: 674853 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/07/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12465610909/08/19943496Woven Electronics Llc
A shop-made pressure vessel (air receiver) was overpressurized and exploded. Due to the explosion, two pieces of metal were sent flying. Employee #1 was struck by a piece of metal on the forehead and sustained lacerations. Employee #2 was struck on the hand by another piece and sustained lacerations and broken fingers. The air receiver was being used in conjunction with a glue gun and had no pop-off valve or air gauge.
Keywords: head, air receiver, safety relief valve, pressure vessel, explosion, laceration, high pressure, struck by, flying object, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124656109 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Cementing and gluing machine operators
2 124656109 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Cementing and gluing machine operators

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