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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170106959 - Employee Sustains Fatal Concussion From Percussive Blast

Accident: 170106959 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 03/30/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30906570404/03/20061771Midwest Concrete Pumping
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2006, Employee #1 was working as an operating engineer for Midwest Concrete Pumping. He was cleaning out the pumping system and pipelines of a concrete pumping rig. A column of highly compressed air had become lodged inside the line behind an obstruction. The air pressure eventually forced the obstruction out, producing a violent percussive blast within the immediate vicinity of Employee #1. The blast caused Employee #1 to receive a concussion, and he was killed.
Keywords: head, compressed air, jammed, pipeline, concussion, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309065704 Fatality Concussion Operating engineers FallDist:
Cause: Bituminous concrete placement
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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