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Accident: 200774479 - Employee Cutting Pressurized Pipe Is Injured In Explosion

Accident: 200774479 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 07/17/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019017807/17/20065411Demoulas Market Basket, Inc.
Employee #1 was cutting a 3-in. pressurized refrigeration pipe and the pipe exploded. The pipe was pressurized with Nitrogen at pressures ranging from 150 psi to 220 psi. Employee #1 was thrown approximately 10 ft and suffered unspecified injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, explosion, pressure piping, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310190178 Hospitalized injury Fracture Technicians, n.e.c.

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