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Inspection: 127373124 - City Of Hagerstown

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1


Inspection Nr: 127373124
Report ID: 0352450
Date Opened: 06/04/1996

Site Address:
City Of Hagerstown
Water Pollution Ctrl Sewage Pump Station #3 Dual
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Mailing Address:
Personnel 1 East Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/01/1996


Case Closed: 04/03/1997

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361542772
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 50104 A 08/14/1996 08/16/1996 $0 $0 $0 11/13/1996 W - Empr Withdrew  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170831085
Event: 05/29/1996
Employee'S Leg Injured When Impaled By Flying Hose

Employee #1 was watching the flushing operation of clogged sewer lines when a hose, propelled by 1,500 psi of water, struck and impaled his upper left thigh. The hose was not guarded or restricted in movement; therefore, when it was blocked, it turned and shot out of the manhole.

Keywords:impaled, unsecured, work rules, hose, clogged, high pressure, struck by, flying object, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127373124 Hospitalized injury Puncture Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
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