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Accident: 97973.015 - Employee Suffers Fractures To Leg When Struck By Pressurized

Accident: 97973.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 07/31/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1253269.01508/08/2017Franklin International, Inc.
At 7:25 a.m. on July 31, 2017, Employee #1 was attaching a male to male two inch coupling to a flexible liquid transfer hose in order to bypass a clogged discharge line. As the employee was beating the camlocks down to secure them in place, a two inch end cap released from the Vessel 8 drain line, that had been under air pressure from testing, adjacent to the working area. The end cap struck Employee #1 in the lower right leg, causing fractures to both lower leg bones. The employee was transported to a nearby medical center where he was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries.
Keywords: pressure release, hose, pressure piping, leg, lockout/tagout, struck by, clogged, fracture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1253269.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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