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Accident: 14325310 - Employee Killed When Struck By Rotating Drain Line

Accident: 14325310 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 10/02/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1783522411/14/19851389Bisett Oil & Gas Company
Employee #1 was instructed by his supervisor to slowly open the head valve of a gas well in order to drain sand, water, etc. from the well. As he did this the drain line rotated at high speed, striking him and throwing him 30 ft. Employee #1 died instantly of severe intra-abdominal hemorrhaging.
Keywords: rotating parts, abdomen, gas well, drain pipe, hemorrhage, work rules, valve, struck by, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17835224 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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