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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at Performance Aircraft Services in Lake Charles, Louisiana

DATE: 10/20/15

The employee was preparing to operate the water stripper gun to perform a quick test prior to beginning work. During the test, a particle lodged in one of the newly installed jewel tip nozzles of the whip hose causing a sudden surge in pressure. This resulted in a failure of the whip hose (the pressure surged to 18,000 PSI and was rated for 22,000 PSI). High pressure water exited the hose from the break and struck the employee’s wrist.

Report ID 2015107835  
Date 10/20/2015  
UPA 1031532  
Primary NAICS 488190  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 43 Wrist(s)
Source 9254 Pressurized water-blast
Secondary Source 2122 Hoses
Event 6242 Struck by discharged object or substance
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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