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Inspection: 102475191 - Altec International, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 102475191Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 09/13/1991

Altec International, Inc.
2191 Ward Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3443/Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/09/1991
Close Case:10/10/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360117907    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14371967Event: 09/13/1991Employees Injured By Rupturing Heat Exchanger
Employees #1 through #7 were injured by flying debris when a heat exchanger ruptured while being pneumatically pressure tested. The unit was enclosed in a high pressure test room, which failed to contain the blast. Evidence indicates that a high pressure air line was mistakenly connected to a low pressure stream that was then overpressurized. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were hospitalized.
Keywords: equipment failure, rupture, explosion, heat exchanger, high pressure, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102475191 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 102475191 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 102475191 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 102475191 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
5 102475191 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
6 102475191 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
7 102475191 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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