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Accident: 202312310 - Employee Hit In His Face By Projectile

Accident: 202312310 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 10/05/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12555744702/03/20001711Broughton Fire Protection
On October 5, 1999, Employee #1 was working on a Sprinkler system in a pump room that he had installed. He was loosening a fitting to replace a coupling on an eight inch riser as requested by the fire inspector. He did not close the By-pass valve and when he loosened the fitting, the pressurized line shot out hitting him in the face and spinning him around throwing him into a concrete wall. He received fractures to his skull, jaw, and cheekbone and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, struck against, pressure piping, skull, pipeline, valve, pipe, struck by, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125557447 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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