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Accident: 84627.015 - Two Employees Killed When High-Pressure Gas Pipeline Explode

Accident: 84627.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 04/12/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1140865.01504/12/2016Galbraith Contracting, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on April 12, 2016, an employee was assisting a working crew. The crew was conducting a hot tap on a live gas line. The gas line was pressurized at approximately 5,500 kPa (kilopascals) (800 psi). An explosion occurred, and the employee sustained injuries from flying debris over his entire body. He was killed.
Keywords: pipeline, struck by, compressed gas, explosion, pressure piping, lockout/tagout, construction, welding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1140865.015 30 M Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction

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