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Accident: 14319578 - Employee Asphyxiates After Falling Into Gas Extraction Well

Accident: 14319578 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 03/17/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10270430103/18/19928711Sec Donohue Engineering Company, Incorporated
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10259815803/18/19921381Kelletts Well Boring, Incorporated
Employee #1 was monitoring a well drilling operation. When the well was completed, Employee #1 walked toward another employee. When he turned and walked backward, he tripped and fell into the well, which was 63 feet deep and 3 feet in diameter. He died of asphyxiation due to exposure to methane gas.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, well, tripped, gas well drilling, overexposure, inattention, natural gas, gas, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102704301 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported
2 102598158 Occupation Not Listed

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