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Accident: 116239.015 - Employee Hits Propane Line With Walk-Behind Trencher And Is

Accident: 116239.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 12/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368257.01512/24/2018O.C. Communications, Inc

At 9:13 a.m. on December 20, 2018, an employee used a walk-behind trencher (Barr eto Model # 712MT) to prepare for a cable line installation. At some point, the trencher struck an underground propane pipe, which exploded and continued to bur n. The employee was burned in the explosion and taken to a local hospital to tre at second-degree burns to the face and neck.

Keywords: burn, communication cable, explosion, face, installing, neck, pipe, pipeline, propane, struck against, trench

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1368257.015 19 M Non Hospitalized injury

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