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Accident: 170579270 - Employee Injured When Struck By Flying Air Line

Accident: 170579270 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 10/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12223001410/19/19981771A J Concrete Pumping, Inc.
Employee #1 was blowing air back through a concrete pumping line to clean it out when the device he was using to clear the line became jammed. Employee #1 disconnected the air line while it was still pressurized at approximately 900 psi. The line struck Employee #1 on the head; he sustained serious injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: air pressure, head, work rules, cleaning, construction, air hose, high pressure, struck by, flying object, air line
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 122230014 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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