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Accident: 114912.015 - Employee Receives Head Injury When Falling Pipe Strikes Back

Accident: 114912.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 03/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1387634.01503/28/2019Affordable Fire Protection Co.
At 3:00 p.m. on March 18, 2019, an employee and coworker carried a twenty-one fo ot long by six-inch wide pipe on their shoulders. At some point, the coworker lo st balance, fell and dropped the pipe, which rolled off the employees shoulder, bounced off the ground and struck the employee on the back of the head. The empl oyee was hospitalized with a subdural hematoma and sprained neck.
Keywords: dropped, falling object, head, lost balance, neck, pipe, shoulder, sprain, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1387634.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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