Alert 01 – 40 Pressure Testing Fuel Hose Results in a Serious Injury


While pressure testing a fuel transfer hose in preparation to transfer fuel, the trapped air pressure was suddenly released. This release resulted in the hose striking the crane operator, causing serious trauma to the head. The sudden release of the trapped air pressure occurred when the lock type connector was unlatched to bleed off the pressure (no vent valve was utilized to bleed off the pressure).

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