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Accident: 200211845 - Employee Killed When Struck By A Blown Wrench

Accident: 200211845 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 10/10/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30934373910/19/20051623Gregory & Cook Construction Inc
On October 10, 2005, Employee #1, was struck and killed by a blown hand-wrench when a valve failed on a pipeline that was being hydrotested. Two Employees were in the blow down process and they were using a wrench to open a valve. As the valve opened it separated from the manifold. The wrench being used to open the valve was then blown, struck and killed Employee #1.
Keywords: wrench, open valve, pipe wrench, construction, high pressure, pipeline, valve, oil well servicing, struck by, flying object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309343739 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Other

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