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Accident: 101237.015 - Employee Is Struck By Pressurized Pipe Cap And Incurs Multip

Accident: 101237.015 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 11/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280930.01511/24/2017F&G Mechanical
At 10:30 a.m. on November 20, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a mechanical services company, was working at the construction site for a new 28-story multifamily residential building. He was preparing to install a segment of pipe when the pipe cap exploded from an unintentionally pressurized pipe. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for multiple fractured ribs and a lacerated esophagus.
Keywords: pipe, pressure release, rib, explosion, installing, residential construction, laceration, fracture, struck by, pipe plug
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   28
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1280930.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Other Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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