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Accident: 100540.015 - Workers Are Burned In Natural Gas Explosion While Welding

Accident: 100540.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 08/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254895.01508/15/2017Chapman Corporation
On August 15, 2017, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were engaged in steel erection at Unit C207, a gas compression station cooling unit. They were standing in the basket of a JLB lift and welding steel support beams. The compressor was shut down, which caused a release of natural gas from an exhaust pipe located a few feet below the lift basket. The gas ignited when it came into contact with the welding, and both employees were burned. Emergency services were called, and the employees were transported to the hospital. They were admitted and treated for burns to the neck and head.
Keywords: steel erection, exhaust fumes, head, natural gas, fire, construction, welding, burn, compressor, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other   0 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1254895.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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