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Accident: 200521201 - Employee Killed By Jet-Vac While Cleaning Sewer Line

Accident: 200521201 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/06/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11509480708/06/19994952Clive, City Of
Employee #1 was engaged in routine sewer line cleaning when a water-operated jet-vac was propelled by high pressure back up through the manhole and struck him in the face. He sustained head injuries, from which he died on August 8, 1999.
Keywords: portable power tool, head, vacuum cleaner, cleaning, high pressure, struck by, flying object, face, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115094807 Fatality Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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