Alert 06 – 01 Mismatched Hammer Union Results in a Fatality

Alert 06 – 01 Mismatched Hammer Union Results in a Fatality


A worker while operating a sand filter valve in a temporary well test setup, sustained severe multiple injuries caused by the impact from a female hammer union, inadvertently dislodged from a side outlet, as well testing was in progress. He was thrown 19 ft from the sand filter equipment. He was evacuated to a regional clinic where he underwent emergency surgery. He later died in the clinic.

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