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Accident: 200741049 - Employee Injured From Flying Object Of Sprinkler System

Accident: 200741049 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 12/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30446337512/18/20011542The Pike Company
On December 10, 2001, Employee #1 was pressure testing a water and foam sprinkler system for a jet hanger. While trying to fix a leak of an 18-in. zip-flange, the flange slipped off the discharge pipe, projecting it into the air. The flying object struck Employee #1 causing multiple laceration and fractures. The injuries sustained in the accident resulted in him being hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, laceration, pressure piping, high pressure, struck by, falling object, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304463375 Hospitalized injury Fracture Specified mechanics and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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