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Accident: 106012.015 - Employee Is Struck By Shrapnel When Tightened Coupling Burst

Accident: 106012.015 -- Report ID: 0936200 -- Event Date: 05/23/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318880.01505/29/2018Associate Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
At 7:30 a.m. on May 23, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a mechanical contractor, was repairing a leak in the hot water piping system at a multiemployer construction project, a one-story commercial building. As he tightened a pipe coupling, the coupling burst. Employee was struck with flying shrapnel under 90 pounds per square inch of air pressure. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: pipe, struck by, connector, air pressure, leak, laceration, construction, water pipe, repair, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 35
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1318880.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Pipelayer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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