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Accident: 129588.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Struck By Flying Pipe

Accident: 129588.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1493422.01509/17/2020Sierra Pacific Industries

On September 17, 2020, an employee was working with two coworkers tasked to set up the electrical components on a new Quincy 300 compressor that had just been a ssembled inhouse. The employee turned on the power to the compressor and as it w as running Coworker #1 began checking the amperage. Within 60 seconds of being energized, a 2 inch section of discharge pipe from the top of the compressor cam e loose and struck the employee. The employee suffered blunt force trauma and la cerations to the neck and was killed.

Keywords: accidental discharge, air line, air pressure, blunt force, blunt force trauma, compressed air, compressor, electrician, explosion, flying object, high pressure, high pressure pipe, laceration, lockout, lockout/tago

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1493422.015 34 M Fatality Electricians' apprentices

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