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Accident: 101180.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Breaks Ribs

Accident: 101180.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 11/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1279340.01511/28/2017A & B Fire Protection And Safety, Inc.
At 11:05 a.m. on November 20, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a fire protection systems company, was working on the second floor of a new school building being constructed. He was standing on a 12-foot stepladder and repairing leaks on an overhead fire protection line measuring 4 inches in diameter and purposely pressurized at 50 psi to test for leaks. As Employee #1 tightened a pipe coupling, the coupling bolt failed. Pressurized water burst from the pipe, struck Employee #1, and caused him to fall off the ladder. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for multiple rib fractures.
Keywords: repair, fracture, pressure piping, fire ext system, struck by, construction, fall, fall protection, stepladder, rib
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1279340.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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