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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201084803 - Pressurized Cap Strikes And Injures Employee

Accident: 201084803 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/11/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11998342702/10/20041711D & J Plumbing
On August 11, 2003, Employee #1 was extending an 8-in. water pipe approximately 10 ft. There was a cap on the end of the pipe. The employer thought he depressurized the pipe and told Employee #1 to remove the cap, as Employee #1 was loosening the cap the cap blew off and hit him in the right leg causing a fracture. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, pressure piping, pipe, struck by, flying object, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119983427 Hospitalized injury Fracture Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Other

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