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Accident: 85762.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pressurized Valve

Accident: 85762.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 06/03/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1152297.01506/03/2016Rotek Inc.
At 3:45 p.m. on June3, 2016, Employees #1 and #2 were changing out a 10,000 PSI hydraulic cylinder which was leaking. The ram malfunctioned when the new cylind er was put into place and Employees #1 and #2 filled the hydraulic pump system w ith fluid, believing the problem to be low fluid levels. The ram continued to m alfunction and both employees decided to replace the check valve fittings on the cylinder. They retrieved the fittings from the leaking cylinder and, as Employ ee #1 removed the front check valve from the new cylinder, it flew off and struc k him in the face. Employee #1 was killed instantly.
Keywords: cylinder, face, pressure piping, pressure vessel, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1152297.015 31 M Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations

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