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Accident: 101980.015 - Employee Is Burned In Compressor Flash Fire

Accident: 101980.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 01/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1286287.01501/05/2018Murphy Oil Corporation Company - Usa
At 3:30 p.m. on January 2, 2018, two employees were working for a firm that prov ided support activities for oil and gas operations. They were checking on a thre e-stage compressor. Employee #2 activated a manual dump switch to help dump some liquid, both condensate and moisture. Approximately two to three seconds later, the compressor shut down. As Employee #1 stayed near the third stage scrubber, Employee #2 walked to the control panel to troubleshoot the issue. At this time, Employee #1 noticed a flash of light, and flames surrounded him. Employee #1 su stained burns to his hands and face in the flash fire. Employee #1 was hospitali zed for two or more days, and Employee #2 was not hospitalized. It is not clear what injuries, if any, Employee #2 sustained.
Keywords: burn, compressor, face, fire, gas well, gas well drilling, hand, maintenance, oil well drilling, oil well drilling/servicing, oil well servicing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1286287.015 25 M Hospitalized injury

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