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Accident: 46026.015 - Employee Is Struck By Pressure Cap Blown From Hvac Line And

Accident: 46026.015 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 06/10/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
910873.01506/10/2013Tyler Mechanical Contracting
At 11:00 a.m. on June 10, 2013, an employee entered the boiler room to assist with removing a blank flange from an eight inch newly installed HVAC line that was undergoing air testing for structural integrity. The employee was struck in the face when the blank flange flew off the line. The employee suffered blunt force trauma to the head and neck area. and was killed
Keywords: struck by, neck, pressure piping, air conditioner, face, head, air pressure
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 910873.015 40 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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