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Inspection: 947557.015 - Airgas Usa Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 947557.015Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 11/06/2013

Airgas Usa Llc
1200 N. Grandnull
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 325120/Industrial Gas Manufacturing
Mailing: 31 N Peorianull, Tulsa, OK 74120

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/07/2013
Close Case:05/05/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 54366.015Event: 11/05/2013Employee Is Struck By A Gas Cylinder And Is Killed
At 1:30 p.m. on November 5, 2013, an employee was checking for leaks on the medi cal oxygen bottles. The employee heard the pressure relief valve begin to expel gas from the relief valve opening and was moving away from the cylinder when th e cylinder flew backwards into a temporary metal building wall. It spun upwards to a height of approximately 9 feet, struck the ground, and bounced upward. Th e employee was killed when the gas cylinder struck him in his head.
Keywords: cylinder, gas leak, head, struck by, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 947557.015 Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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