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Accident: 130981.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed In Air Pressure Release Incide

Accident: 130981.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 11/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1501662.01511/04/2020R H Plumbing, Inc.

At 1:15 p.m. on November 3, 2020, Employee #1, employed by an HVAC company, was working at a customer's commercial facility. He was in the process of removing a coupler and blind from the intake header of an air dryer. The employee did no t first relieve the air pressure from the header. When he loosened the coupler bolts, the coupler and blind were propelled off the header by the pressure relea se. Employee #1 was struck by the flying parts. Employee #1 sustained blunt fo rce traumatic injuries and was killed.

Keywords: air pressure, blunt force trauma, bolt, couplings, dismantling, hvac, high pressure, maintenance, plumbing, pressure release, repair, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1501662.015 55 M Fatality Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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