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Accident: 201482304 - Employee Right Leg Cut By A Falling Pipe

Accident: 201482304 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 05/28/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12587180606/03/19991629Connexsys Engineering
At approximately 8:15 a.m., Employee #1 was using a "Bobcat" to muck-out debris from under the partially demolished pipeway in the North Isomax area of the refinery. A section of 12 inch diameter pipe approximately 15 feet long was hanging down from the overhead pipeway. The hanging section of pipe was brushed by the ROPS of the Bobcat, dislodging the pipe. As the pipe fell, a cut end penetrated the front opening of the Bobcat and struck the operator. The operator received a deep laceration to the left leg, just below the knee, that required surgical repair and hospitalization.
Keywords: knee, repair, fire, laceration, fall, pipe, refinery, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Demolition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125871806 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Engineers, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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