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Accident: 170118624 - Employee Injured When Struck By Moving Pipe

Accident: 170118624 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 02/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10765219002/26/19921623R.A.C.E. Excavation Inc.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 13, 1992, Employee #1 was using a backhoe with cables to guide an 8 in. steel sewer pipe under an existing pipe in a trench. A wall outside the trench box collapsed, hitting the 14 ft long pipe. The swing reaction caused the pipe to hit Employee #1 in the stomach and knock him into the trench shield. The impact burst his bladder, and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: wall, collapse, construction, equipment failure, bladder, pipe, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107652190 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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