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Accident: 93697.015 - Employee Is Struck By Pressurized Steel Cover And Is Killed

Accident: 93697.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1215242.01503/06/2017Dgc Operations Llc
At 8:30 a.m. on March 6, 2017, Employee #1 was using an eight foot A-frame fiber glass ladder to remove the steel top cover of the natural gas fuel filtration sk id and replace the filters. The employee began to unbolt the steel top cover whe n it exploded and struck the employee. Employee #1 did not lock out/tag out, nor was the vessel de-energized/purged prior to removing the top cover. The employe e sustained blunt force trauma to his body, causing complete amputation of both arms, killing him.
Keywords: amputation, arm, compressed gas, explosion, ladder, lockout/tagout, natural gas, pressure vessel, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1215242.015 47 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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