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Accident: 170114706 - Employee Killed In Water Line Rupture/Explosion

Accident: 170114706 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 10/25/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10880236410/25/19931623Villager Construction
At approximately 9:06 a.m. on October 25, 1993, Employee #1 was attempting to cut a 10 in. PVC water line that had a static pressure of approximately 112 psi. When he started cutting the line with his demolition saw, the line ruptured/exploded. Employee #1 received severe head injuries and died at 2:30 p.m. on October 26, 1993.
Keywords: head, construction, rupture, saw, explosion, high pressure, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108802364 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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