Alert 02 – 47 Air Compressor Line Rupture Results in an LTI


After the compressor unit arrived on location, the employee had connected the #2 compressor to start the crane. Shortly after starting the compressor, the low-pressure relief valve popped off. When the employee climbed onto the frame to check the relief valve, the 1-1/2″ stainless steel supply line from the compressor to the volume tank ruptured, striking employee in the face and left leg. The incident resulted in multiple sutures to the face.

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