Fluid under pressure hits fitter's hand

A LONGWALL fitter was replacing hoses on roof supports as part of a maintenance program at a New South Wales underground coal mine when a potentially dangerous high pressure fluid incident occurred.

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An initial investigation indicates that residual pressure was retained in the circuit.

He removed the staple from a double-acting ram pilot operated check valve and was applying some force to remove the hose when he was struck on the palm of his hand by fluid under pressure.

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