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Accident: 45587.015 - Employee Struck By A High Pressure Hose And Is Killed

Accident: 45587.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 05/30/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
909369.01505/30/2013Edwin Brady Construction Company, Inc.
On May 30, 2013, an employee was preparing to spray a cement mixture through a high pressure hose onto the wall of a railroad tunnel. The hose plugged up for a brief few seconds as soon as the spraying started. The employee gave the signal to stop the pump by waving one of his hands. It is believed that the plug let loose while he was only holding it with one hand and the metal nozzle flew back and struck the employee in the upper chest and face thus killing him.
Keywords: struck by, high pressure, hose
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 909369.015 55 M Fatality Concussion Cementing and gluing machine operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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