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Accident: 14269369 - Pressure Cap Blows Off And Injures Employee

Accident: 14269369 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 11/22/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11354945511/26/20031711O'Keefe Plumbing
Employee #1 was removing an end-cap from a 120-psi compressed air line with the shut off valve in the closed position. The cap blew off striking Employee #1 in the forehead requiring 14 stitches. Employee #1 was treated but not hospitalized.
Keywords: forehead, pressure piping, abrasion, struck by, pressure release, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 113549455 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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