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Accident: 201573615 - Worker Is Killed From Air Blast From Sprinkler System

Accident: 201573615 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 10/09/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31341366810/09/20091623Duckels Construction, Inc.
On October 9, 2009, Employee #1, of Duckels Construction, Inc., was working on a commercial copper sprinkler system. While reintroducing 100 psi water into the system, the residual air, in the line, caused a compression fitting to blow off. Employee #1 was killed by a cerebral hemorrhage which resulted from the blast.
Keywords: head, hemorrhage, compressed air, construction, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313413668 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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