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Accident: 67996.015 - Employee Is Killed In Explosion Of Oxygen Bottle

Accident: 67996.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 09/11/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
995281.01509/15/2014Precision Blend Gases, Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on September 11, 2014, an employee was carrying two Luxfer oxygen bottles by hand to a delivery truck. The oxygen bottles were intended for medic al purposes, each made of aluminum and with a capacity of approximately 23 cubic feet. After placing the oxygen bottles on the ground, one exploded and ejected chards of the aluminum bottle outward. the employee's right side was struck by t he flying aluminum pieces, resulting in lacerations and puncture wounds to the r ight side of his abdomen. The employee was killed.
Keywords: accidental discharge, compressed gas, explosion, flying object, oxygen, struck by, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 995281.015 33 M Fatality Driver-sales workers

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