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Accident: 19455.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck-By A Pipeline Pressure Manifo

Accident: 19455.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 06/14/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
472400.01506/15/2012Camino Agave Inc.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 14, 2012, Employee #1 was performing hydro testing of two recently constructed and installed crude oil pipelines. The employee removed a pressure test manifold from a pressure test flange while the pipeline contained a pressure of 2000 psi. Employee #1 did not lock-out the pipe valves, nor bleed the pressure off of the line prior to removing the pressure test manifold. The employee was struck-by the pressure test manifold that was propelled by the stored pipeline pressure. Employee #1 was transported by the impact of the manifold for a distance of 40 feet. The steel pressure test manifold impacted the skull of the employee which resulted in injuries to the employee and subsequent death.
Keywords: pipeline, struck by, pressure piping, crude oil
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 472400.015 42 M Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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