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Accident: 170696264 - Employee Struck In Head By Falling Plastic Pipe

Accident: 170696264 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/27/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11979166310/27/19934213R&G Transportation
On October 27, 1993, Employee #1, a truck driver, released the canvas load binders on a flatbed truck trailer loaded with unitized, bound plastic conduit. A single 2 1/2 inch by 10 foot length of PVC pipe swung down, striking him in the head and rendering him unconscious. He was hospitalized and released on October 29th. Investigation disclosed that the metal strapping tape on the bound pipe was broken, allowing one end of the pipe to swing down.
Keywords: head, unconsciousness, conduit, pipe, struck by, flatbed truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119791663 Hospitalized injury Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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