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Accident: 201088648 - Employee Is Injured While Testing Pipe

Accident: 201088648 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/04/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30636574303/19/20070161Higard Farms

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on October 4, 2006, Employee #1 was a farm laborer at Higard Farms. He was pneumatically testing a 12-in. diameter aluminum irrigation pipeline. He pumped up the pressure in the pipeline with a portable air compressor, which he left connected and running. Air was pumped through a plug at the end of the line as Employee #1 walked alongside the pipe. Employee #1 returned to the end and was injured when the clamp securing the plug let go and the metal plug struck him in his abdomen. He was hospitalized at U.M.C. in Fresno, CA, for unspecified injuries.

Keywords: compressed air, test equipment, pipe, struck by, irrigation equipment

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306365743 Hospitalized injury Other Farm workers

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