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Accident: 200820454 - Employee Injured When Pipe Joint Explodes

Accident: 200820454 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 11/12/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11345865711/12/19997389Fireguard Of Illinois
Employee #1 was repairing a high-pressure sprinkler system at the YMCA in Crystal Lake, IL. He was tightening a joint at which he had found a pressure leak when the joint exploded. Employee #1 was struck by a piece of flying pipe, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: leak, air pressure, repair, explosion, pressure piping, high pressure, struck by, water pipe, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113458657 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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