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Accident: 130646.015 - Employee Is Pulled Into Sewer Line And Drowns

Accident: 130646.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 10/13/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1497199.01510/13/2020Subgrade Specialties, Llc
At 2:38 p.m. on October 13, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a water and sewer lin e construction company, was working on a multi-employer construction project, an underground conduit installation. He was releasing air from a sewer plug when the water back pressure pulled the plug free and yanked the employee into the un derground sewer line. Employee #1 drowned.
Keywords: caught by, construction, drown, high pressure, high pressure pipe, installing, pipe plug, pipeline, sewage, sewer, undrgrd installation, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1497199.015 27 M Fatality Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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