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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316819408 - Praxair Distribution, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 316819408Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 12/03/2013

Praxair Distribution, Inc.
1930 Loveridge Rd
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2813/Industrial Gases
NAICS: 325120/Industrial Gas Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/10/2014
Close Case:01/15/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202510244Event: 11/09/2013Employee Fractures Finger When Caught By Empty Gas Cylinder
On November 9, 2013, Employee #1, with Praxair Distribution, Inc., and a coworker, were unloading empty cylinders, when the coworker lost control of a cylinder. Both employees released the cylinders they had been moving, as required by the company's safe practices. Employee #1's finger was caught between the caps of two falling empty compressed gas cylinders. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fracture to the left pinky finger.
Keywords: fracture, cylinder, finger, gas, caught between, falling object, lost control
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316819408 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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