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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170111215 - Employee'S Bulldozer Ruptures Gas Transmission Line

Accident: 170111215 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 12/11/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10917276712/11/19951794G. Lopes Construction Company
Employee #1 was operating a Caterpillar D-8 bulldozer with a rear ripper attachment, which is used to loosen ground frost, when the ripper struck a buried, 16 in. high pressure natural gas transmission line, pressurized with 600 to 800 lb of pressure. The collision caused the pipe to rupture, releasing natural gas. The employee, who was thrown about the cab of the machine, was treated and released from a local hospital.
Keywords: struck against, construction, natural gas, rupture, high pressure pipe, bulldozer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109172767 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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