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Accident: 93373.015 - Employee Is Injured By Flying Metal Shards And Suffers Multi

Accident: 93373.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 02/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1212212.01502/22/2017Apeks, Llc
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on February 15, 2017, an employee opened the carbon dioxide cylinder valve to transfer gas into a small five liter stainless vessel in order to check for leaks. The employee attempted to tighten the brass nut on the vessel end cap when the nut stripped and it exploded, showering the employee with flying metal pieces. The employee was struck in the face and received multiple injuries to include a fracture nose, two fractured eye sockets, and multiple lacerations. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: struck by, nose, explosion, air pressure, flying object, laceration, fracture, compressed gas
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1212212.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Welders and cutters

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