Sampling Bottle piston blew out

By | 2018-01-12T14:31:58+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Accidents & Safety Alerts|0 Comments

Incident Description

A sampling Engineer was working alone at workshop in the evening, conducting disposal of charged sampling bottle [cylinder that contained pressurized oil sample]. He left the sample plug unopened and opened the 3 valves leaving the pressurized fluid inside when he commenced dismantling the cylinder. He then hammered the piston when suddenly it blew out of the cylinder striking the Engineer in both of his hands and smashing some glass in the workshop. The incident caused a fracture to his right hand index finger and left wrist.

Incident Sampling Bottle Incident

Learnings from Incident

  • Conduct Stored Energy Awareness training.
  • Ensure necessary competency of the personnel is maintained.

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