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Accident: 127392.015 - Two Employees Are Killed In High Pressure Release

Accident: 127392.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 06/22/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1481339.01506/22/2020Ulrich Process Piping, Llc
At 8:30 a.m. on June 22, 2020, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a piping company , were working at a multi-employer construction project, a three-story food proc essing company. They were adding new pipe to two new, already installed, 14-inc h diameter chilled water lines. The chilled water lines had been pressure-teste d with nitrogen. As Employee #1 attempted to remove the cap from the end of a c hilled water line, nitrogen pressurized to 115 psi was released and struck both employees. Employees #1 and #2 sustained blunt force trauma and were killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, compressed gas, construction, nitrogen, pipe, pressure release, struck by, water pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   3 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1481339.015 25 M Fatality Pipelayer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:
2 1481339.015 46 M Fatality Pipelayer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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