Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

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:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close