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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 104383.015 - Employee Is Burned In Natural Gas Explosion At Well Site

Accident: 104383.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1306035.01504/03/2018Mills Well Service, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1307007.01504/03/2018Lance Ruffel Oil & Gas, Llc
Note: There are two inspections associated with this investigation, 1306035 and 1306035. Both are for firms that provide support activities for oil and gas well operations. The editor looked at 1306035. At 3:00 p.m. on April 2, 2018, an employee was working for a firm that provided support activities for oil and gas well operations. He was rigging up tubing tools. Some workers tried to start a pickup truck near the wellhead. There were natural gas vapors nearby. An explosion or fire ensued. The employee sustained burns to his lower back and face. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: back, explosion, fire, gas well, natural gas, oil well servicing, oil well drilling, gas well drilling, flammable vapors, face, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1306035.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)
2 1307007.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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