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Accident: 108081.015 - One Employee Is Killed And Another Is Hospitalized When Valv

Accident: 108081.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 07/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1336489.01508/01/2018Quasar Energy Services, Inc.
At 7:00 p.m. on July 31, 2018, Employee #1 and #2 were pressure pumping a well to get it flowing, and cleaning it out. The employees had cleaned out the well, and pumped sand down to frac rock. The sand got stuck in the well. They tried to perforate the well, but could not get it to go. The valve that was attached to wellhead blew off, striking the employees. Employee #1 sustained a gash to the right side of his head and was killed. Employee #2 sustained a broken right arm and hand, and skin lacerations
Keywords: pressure release, valve, wellhead, fracture, head, laceration, hand, arm, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1336489.015 56 M Fatality Other
2 1336489.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration

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