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Accident: 109192.015 - Employee Is Caught In Explosion From Natural Gas Escaping Fr

Accident: 109192.015 -- Report ID: 0625500 -- Event Date: 09/14/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1346712.01509/14/2018Petrosmith Equipment Llc
At 8:15 a.m. on September 14, 2018, an employee was plugging an abandoned oil well when a natural gas pocket escaped from the opening. The employee was caught in an explosion when the gas migrated to the air intake of a running diesel engine and sustained burns to his face. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, explosion, fire, natural gas, oil well servicing, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1346712.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Drillers, oil well
2 1346712.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Drillers, oil well

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