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Accident: 171038193 - Employee'S Leg Fractured When Struck By High Pressure Hose

Accident: 171038193 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 11/21/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11524315611/21/19961731Dennis Dayley Dba Renegade Construction
Employee #1 was standing behind a coworker, who was holding a high pressure hose that had been clogged with a frozen slurry of clay and water. The two workers and their foreman, who was manning a pump, were trying to dislodge the slurry. They removed the hose's quick disconnect end to allow the mixture to escape. They then pressurized the hose to 2,000 lb and dislodged the slurry. Employee #1's coworker could not hold onto the pressurized hose and it whipped out of his hands, striking Employee #1. He suffered a fractured right leg and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, construction, hose, clogged, high pressure, struck by, flying object, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115243156 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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