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Accident: 84424.015 - Employee Is Struck By Pipe And Killed.

Accident: 84424.015 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/23/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1118211.01512/28/20151711104714 - Performance Piping Llc
At approximately 09:48 a.m. on December 23, 2015, Employee #1 was preparing to disconnect a pipe and swag it on a live compressed natural gas system pressurized at 4500 - 6200 lbs psi. Although, the company had a written Lock-Out Tag Out program, it was not followed. The pipe was in the middle of a cluster of piping, requiring the Employee #1 to work in an awkward position probably on all fours with his face directly over the pipe. When the fitting was cracked open, the gas struck him in the face. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: pipe, compressed gas, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1118211.015 46 M Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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