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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202077715 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Pipe Plug

Accident: 202077715 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 09/14/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31047352509/14/20061623B.R.S., Inc.
On September 14, 2006, Employee #1 and a coworker entered a newly constructed manhole approximately 10 feet 8 inches deep. While they inflated the pipeline, a pneumatic plug which sealed the pipe, dislodged and shot from the pipe. The plug struck Employee #1 and caused blunt trauma injuries. He was hospitalized with contusions.
Keywords: pipe plug, pipeline, struck by, flying object, manhole, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310473525 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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