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Accident: 201031788 - Employee Injured When Struck In Neck By Flying Hose Fitting

Accident: 201031788 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 08/18/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075657408/19/19981611Sequel Contractors Inc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on August 18, 1998, Employee #1 was using a pneumatic hammer that was connected to a pressurized air hose to break up the jagged edges of a concrete catch basin. The O-ring of the Chicago fitting on the air hose was broken and a portion of the O-ring was missing, which allowed the hose to disconnect from the hammer. The Chicago fitting, which was still under pressure, whipped around and struck Employee #1 on the neck. He suffered neck and internal injuries, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: portable power tool, unsecured, work rules, construction, air hose, high pressure, neck, struck by, flying object, mech malfunction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300756574 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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