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Accident: 201124179 - Employee Struck In Face By Pressure Gage

Accident: 201124179 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 11/15/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083869512/12/20021711F.W. Spencer & Son, Inc.
At approximately 12:00 a.m. on November 15, 2002, Employee #1 was pressure testing a pipe line with air. During the test the line was plugged with a pressure gage. He added air pressure to the line and the gage read zero. He heard a hissing sound and before he could do anything the plug kicked of the pipe line hitting him in the face. He was hospitalized with burses, contusions, and abrasions.
Keywords: air pressure, pressure piping, abrasion, pipe, struck by, face, pressure release, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300838695 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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