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Accident: 14517833 - Employees Struck By Pipe And Valve Under Hydrostatic Test

Accident: 14517833 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 01/15/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10034283101/22/19863731North Florida Ship Yard
EMPLOYEES #1, #2, AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE WELDING HANGARS TO SUPPORT A 12 INCH PIPE AND VALVE IN THE HOLD OF A SHIP (THE "WABASH"). THE SHIP LEFT PORT BEFORE THIS ACCIDENT COULD BE INVESTIGATED. THE PIPING SYSTEM WAS BEING HYDROSTATICALLY TESTED WHEN A PORTION OF IT CAME LOOSE AT A DRESSER COUPLING. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE STRUCK BY PIECES OF THE PIPE AND VALVE AND WERE HOSPITALIZED. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED 4 DAYS LATER OF HEAD AND CHEST INJURIES. EMPLOYEE #2 SUFFERED RIB INJURIES.
Keywords: chest, head, high pressure, rib, ship, valve, pipe, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100342831 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 100342831 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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