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Accident: 200381069 - Employee Is Injured By Exploding Pipe

Accident: 200381069 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 11/26/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31187949811/26/20103544Matrix Tool, Inc.
On November 26, 2010, Employee #1 was injured when PVC (polyvinyl chloride) piping from a cooling tower exploded. Employee #1 apparently sustained a fracture to his head, and he was hospitalized. No one witnessed the accident. The explosion was most likely caused by a water hammer that resulted from malfunctioning breakers.
Keywords: fracture, head, cooling tower, explosion, high pressure, pipe, struck by, flying object, mech malfunction, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311879498 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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