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Accident: 201981628 - Employee Killed By Water In Excavation

Accident: 201981628 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 11/04/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30314970211/04/19991794Mercury Constructors, Inc.
Employee #1 was preparing to make a repair connection to a 6-in. water line located in an excavation. The closed gate valve came off the end of the water line releasing water under pressure into the excavation. Employee #1 was immediately engulfed in a torrent of water within the confines of the excavation. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: excavation, pressure piping, valve, pressure release, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303149702 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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