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Accident: 73925.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Pipe

Accident: 73925.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 02/12/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1040711.01502/12/2015Lasco Acoustics & Drywall, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1041509.01502/12/2015Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1041455.01502/12/2015Dyna Ten Corporation
At 10:15 a.m. on February 12, 2015, an employee was working from the elevated basket of a manlift, installing sheet rock in an area of the job site where water piping was undergoing pneumatic testing, at 130 psi. At the same time another contractor was performing a compressed air leak test. An 80-pound section of the pipe under pressure dislodged and struck and killed the employee.
Keywords: struck by, air pressure, pressure piping, explosion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1040711.015 29 M Fatality Other Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 1041509.015 29 M Fatality Other Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
3 1041455.015 29 M Fatality Other Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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