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Accident: 14422240 - Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Pipe Section

Accident: 14422240 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 11/27/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10088705811/27/19901711Southside Plumbing, Inc.
Employee #1 was tightening the bolts on the flange of a 10 inch water line that was leaking due to testing of the lines under pressure. The pressure caused the pipe section to fly out, striking Employee #1 in the head. He was killed. No retainer guard had been installed on the outside foundation wall to keep the pipe in place.
Keywords: head, unsecured, work rules, construction, high pressure, pipeline, pipe, struck by, flying object, retaining wall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100887058 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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