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Accident: 111453.015 - Employee Is Struck By Nipple On Gas Line And Is Killed

Accident: 111453.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 11/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1363445.01511/30/2018Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation
At 10:30 a.m. on November 29, 2018, two employees were conducting a hydrate removal in a well line. When methanol failed to remove the hydrate (ice) from the line, the employees attached a 73 inch pipe to blow out the ice. The coworker opened the pressure and the pipe dislodged, striking Employee #1 on the head and resulting in fatal injuries.
Keywords: struck by, pressure piping
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1363445.015 49 M Fatality Concussion

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