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Accident: 201572278 - Employee Dies When Struck By Pressurized Pipe Cap And Falls

Accident: 201572278 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 03/07/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30367584703/08/20011711Rk Mechanical
Employee #1 was standing on a scissor lift located in the basement of a building under construction near an 8-in. water pipe. A pipe testing cage was on the line and had been pressurized for approximately 6 hours. Employee #1 was struck in the head when the pipe testing cape dislodged from the pressure. The force threw him over the guardrail of the scissor lift and he fell approximately 20 ft and died.
Keywords: guardrail, industrial truck, pressure piping, struck by, water pipe, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303675847 Fatality Concussion Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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