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Accident: 200033629 - One Employee Is Injured In Pipe Burst, Other Is Killed

Accident: 200033629 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 03/03/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31393346703/03/20104924The Peoples Gas Light And Coke Company
At approximately 1:29 p.m. on March 3, 2009, Employee #1 and #2 were conducting a gas line pressure test on a 20-inch gas line. The test included the line being pressurized to 100 psi and the line holding this pressure for one hour. This test was conducted to see if the gas line being tested can be reused or if it needed to be replaced. During the test the pipe under question burst under the pressure. The two employees conducting the test in the excavation were injured. Employee #1 was killed. Employee #2 was critically injured.
Keywords: maintenance, compressed gas, gas, rupture, high pressure pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 313933467 Fatality Other

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