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Accident: 102594.015 - Employee Is Killed In Explosion On Oil Rig

Accident: 102594.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 01/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1290851.01501/22/2018Skyline Directional Drilling, L.L.C.
At 8:37 a.m. on January 22, 2018, one employee was working on Patterson Rig #21 9 and were tripping out of the wellbore to change the bit. The gas surfaced as t he pipe/bit was removed from the well, causing the well to burp. Once the init ial burp subsided, another burp occurred and gas fumes found an ignition source, causing a series of explosions on and around the rig. Five employees were in t he doghouse, unable to exit the doghouse and were over come by smoke and excessi ve heat. One employee was killed.
Keywords: explosion, gas, gas well, heat, rigging, smoke, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1290851.015 55 M Fatality Drillers, oil well

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