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Accident: 200880813 - Employee Dies From Presurized Pipe Accident

Accident: 200880813 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 07/21/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30631037607/21/20031623J & A Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
On July 21, 2003, Employee #1 was performing testing of a fiberglass reinforced pipe to check for leaks. The pipe was pressurized to 100 psi. For some reason, the end of the pipe failed and the flange end of the pipe was forced forward, striking Employee #1. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for multiple compound fractures, causing internal injury and blood loss. Despite treatment efforts, he died.
Keywords: leak, fracture, pressure piping, struck by, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306310376 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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