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Accident: 107417.015 - Employee Is Struck In Face By Water Pressure Testing Pipe En

Accident: 107417.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/14/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1302799.01503/19/2018Taylor'D Plumbing, Inc.
At 3:40 p.m. on March 14, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a plumbing company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, the installation of a water reclamation system. He was water pressure testing the end cap on an 8-inch Schedule 80 PVC Pipe when the end cap blew off and struck his face. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for multiple fractures to his face.
Keywords: pipeline, test equipment, construction, face, fracture, water pipe, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1302799.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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