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Accident: 84392.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed When Pipeline Hot Tap Install

Accident: 84392.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 04/12/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1139163.01504/12/2016Southcross Energy Gp, Llc
At 12:00 p.m. on April 12, 2016, Employee #1 was assisting coworkers with a pipe line hot tap installation. As they installed the barred tee (pig bars) in the pr essurized gas pipeline, an equipment failure occurred. Part of the tool blew off as a result of the release of high pressure gas and struck Employee #1, who was killed.
Keywords: compressed gas, equipment failure, explosion, flying object, pipeline, pressure piping, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1139163.015 54 M Fatality Construction inspectors FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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