Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 963728 - Grout Mixture Hit Faces And Eyes When Pipe Comes Apart

Accident: 963728 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/12/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10841723910/17/19891771James/Carman Joint Venture
On October 12, 1989, Employees #1 and #2 were working in a tunnel at the bottom of a shaft, which was approximately 70 ft deep and 1700 ft long. Employees #1 and #2 were using the 4-in. polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe to grout around the tunnel pipe. At the time of accident the pipe was being cleaned out by a coworker who was at the top of the shaft. When the pressurized air was sent through the pipe the pipe came apart near the tunnel entrance. The tunnel was 6 ft in diameter. Employees #1 and #2 were standing near the tunnel entrance when the pipe above their heads came apart at the coupling and a grout mixture of sand, water and cement hit them in their faces and eyes.
Keywords: eye, tunnel, cement powder, sand, air shaft, construction, pressure piping, pipe, face, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108417239 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Concrete and terrazzo finishers
2 108417239 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Concrete and terrazzo finishers

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.