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Accident: 28575.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Broken Pipe

Accident: 28575.015 -- Report ID: 0627500 -- Event Date: 03/23/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
283460.01503/23/2012Burton Hydro-Vac
At 9:00 a.m. on March 23, 2012, an employee was manning the vacuum truck hose to remove water that might accumulate in a trench when a deluge pipe was being cut. When the deluge pipe was cut at the the base, the pipe tore away from a threaded connection at the top of the tank and fell, striking the vacuum truck operator in the head. The employee was killed by blunt force trauma to the head.
Keywords: struck by, pressure piping
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 18 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 283460.015 65 M Fatality Concussion Equipment Operator: Skidsteer/Bobcat FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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