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Accident: 14241939 - Employee Killed When His Head Crushed By Falling Pipe

Accident: 14241939 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 02/07/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12267668702/08/19964923Columbia Gas Transmission Corp.
Employee #1 was looking for a leak under a 38 ft long, approximately 1,520 lb pipe. The pipe, which was elevated on wooden blocks, was unsecured. When air pressure was added to one of the capped ends, the cap at the other end came off, causing the pressurized pipe to jump forward. The blocks of wood flew up in the air and struck Employee #1 on the head. The falling pipe landed on him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, unsecured, blocks, crushed, high pressure, pipe, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122676687 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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