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Accident: 200380400 - Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Debris

Accident: 200380400 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 12/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11316807412/19/20014952Borough Of Kane, Pennsylvania
On December 19, 2001, Employee #1, a municipal employee, was involved with the pressure testing of a new 170-ft-section of sewer line. Both ends of the sewer pipe had plugged connections. On one end, four lb of pressure was introduced and held for 17 minutes. On the opposite end, Employee #1 was looking into a manhole during the test, when the plug on that end failed. Parts of the plug and the wood securing the plug flew out through the manhole, striking Employee #1 in the face. He was killed by a concussion and fell into the manhole opening.
Keywords: sewer, air pressure, pressure piping, pipeline, fall, pipe, struck by, concussion, flying object, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113168074 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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