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Accident: 201523024 - Employee Is Struck By Pipe, Fractures Face

Accident: 201523024 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 05/23/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10917640406/05/20071623John J. Brennan Construction Co., Inc.
The crew was in the process of flushing and cleaning a recently installed 8-in. water main. Employee #1 opened a 2-in. saddle valve assembly on one end of the pipe while his coworker went to the other end of the pipe and opened a blow-off valve to assist with the water flow through the pipe. The coworker attempted to contact Employee #1 to see if everything was going okay (they were out of sight of each other) and received no answer. The coworker returned to the other end of the pipe to find Employee #1 on the ground, unconscious and the saddle valve assembly broken off the water main. Employee #1 sustained multiple facial lacerations, fractures and a subdural hematoma in the accident. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, unconsciousness, construction, laceration, pipe, struck by, water pipe, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109176404 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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