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Accident: 109115.015 - Employee Is Caught In Natural Gas Explosion And Sustains Mul

Accident: 109115.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 09/04/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1346215.01509/14/2018Targa Midstream Services, Llc
At 1:45 p.m. on September 4, 2018, an employee was walking past the refrigeration compressor building where several coworkers were performing routine maintenance on a Cooper GMA-10 refrigeration compressor. The employee heard the sound of gas and ran into the room to order his coworkers to evacuate. As the employee entered the room, the natural gas ignited and he was caught by the explosion. The employee sustained burns to his hands, face, and shoulders. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: shoulder, natural gas, burn, explosion, face, hand, caught by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1346215.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Heat treating equipment operators

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