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Accident: 100541.015 - Two Employees Are Caught In Methane Gas Flare-Up And Suffer

Accident: 100541.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 08/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254868.01508/15/2017Rice Poseidon Midstream Llc.
At 8:00 a.m. on August 15, 2017, two employees were working from a JLB lift, welding steel support beams. The Unit C207 compressor was shut down which caused a release of natural gas from an exhaust pipe that was located a few feet below the JLG lift basket. The gas ignited by the welding above and both employees suffered burn injuries to their necks and head. One employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, natural gas, neck, head
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1254868.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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