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Accident: 200460327 - Employee Injured When Struck By Flying Section Of Pipe

Accident: 200460327 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 02/27/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30206182503/01/19991629Modern Continental Construction Company Incorporat
Employee #1, a pile driver, was marking and cutting a tubular pile that was protruding vertically from the ground. He was working adjacent to a demolition operation, where other workers were using a hydraulic excavator to extricate an 18 ft long ductile iron pipe from within an excavation. As it was being removed, the excavator caused the pipe to fly out between 20 and 25 ft, striking Employee #1. He sustained serious injuries, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: demolition, pile driver, unsecured, construction, hydraulic tool, excavator, struck by, flying object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302061825 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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