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Accident: 14306146 - Struck By Blast Of Compressed Air From An Oil Pipeline

Accident: 14306146 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 11/18/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10555275611/19/19871623Staid Pipeline Company Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED WHEN A BLAST OF COMPRESSED AIR FROM A GAS PIPELINE STRUCK HIM. A COMPRESSOR WAS STARTED TO FILL THE PIPELINE WITH COMPRESSED AIR IN AN EFFORT TO PUSH OUT A "PIG." WHEN THE PIPELINE SUDDENLY CLEARED, THE EMPLOYEE WAS STILL IN THE WAY AND WAS KILLED. THE AREA SHOULD HAVE BEEN CLEARED BEFORE THE COMPRESSOR WAS STARTED.
Keywords: head, compressed air, pipeline, oil well servicing, struck by, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105552756 Fatality Concussion Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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