A very unfortunate accident which could have been prevented with proper communication and signage. This fatality in Thailand .
Below is a HSE Bulletin for you to share the information with others.
“The area around the pressure test had not been identified in any way: there were no barricades, no warning signs, no standby person keeping watch to warn passers-by, also, there had been no general warning of any testing taking place. Consequently, an employee from an unrelated project walked past the pressure-test area when the Testing Flange blew off and struck the employee in the head. The blow was so violent that the man was instantly killed. ”
On one hand it is very sad to hear that someone loss his life ,but on the other hand, put our hands on our heart and ask have we all done enough to avoid some one to be killed? Lets circulate this to others and discuss lesson to learned.
- Safety Alert – Pressure Testing Fatality .pdf
(Download this document and paste it as a safety bulletin)