Lessons Learned: Near Miss - Oxygen Cylinder Rack

An Employee was in the process of retrieving a compress gas cylinder (oxygen) from a rack and while trying to open the gate to enter the rack the gate was not opening freely (partially ceased). The employee decided to remove the bolt that secures the arm of the bottle rack, when the bolt was removed the arm swung open as if it was spring loaded and almost came into contact with his chest . The incident was immediately reported to the shop supervisor and the HSE department.

An Employee was in the process of retrieving a compress gas cylinder (oxygen) from a rack and while trying to open the gate to enter the rack the gate was not opening freely (partially ceased). The employee decided to remove the bolt that secures the arm of the bottle rack, when the bolt was removed the arm swung open as if it was spring loaded and almost came into contact with his chest . The incident was immediately reported to the shop supervisor and the HSE department.

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