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Injury caused by contact with liquid ammonia from leaking discharge valve for an ammonia compressor

Incident Investigation

Injury caused by contact with liquid ammonia from leaking discharge valve for an ammonia compressor

November 1, 2019

Boiler, PV and Refrigeration

Reference Number:

II-935026-2019 (#15793)



Location: Port Coquitlam

Regulated industry sector: Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Refrigeration - Refrigeration system

Incident overview

An apprentice refrigeration mechanic was injured by contact with liquid ammonia while replacing a leaking discharge valve for an ammonia compressor.

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