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Accident: 14271019 - Struck By An Object Thrown By A Passing Vehicle

Accident: 14271019 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 04/12/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
97274505/09/19844924The Southern Connecticut Gas Company
ON APRIL 12,1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 6:20 P.M, AN EMPLOYEE WAS IN AN EXCAVATION APPROXIMATELY 4 FEET DEEP. HE WAS REPAIRING A LEAK BY TIGHTENING BOLTS ON A SLEEVE ON AN 8-INCH GAS MAIN. A TRAILER TRUCK THAT WAS PASSING BY STRUCK A 24-INCH REINFORCED CONCRETE PIPE THAT HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM THE EXCAVATION AND STORED INSIDE A BLOCKED OFF AREA, PROPELLING THE PIPE INTO THE EXCAVATION. IT RICOCHETED OFF A SIDE WALL AND STRUCK THE EMPLOYEE, WHO SUSTAINED A BROKEN PELVIS, BACK AND INTERNAL INJURIES. THE EMPLOYEE EXPIRED ON MAY 3, 1984 FROM A PULMONARY EMBOLISM (BLOOD CLOT).
Keywords: excavation, trailer truck, truck, concrete pipe, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 972745 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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