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Accident: 14403067 - Employees Injured In Gas Line Explosion And Fire

Accident: 14403067 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 11/16/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10743158711/16/19921623Valero Transmission Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10743159511/16/19921623Tennessee Pipeline Construction Co.
Employees #1 and #2 received severe burns to their backs and Employee #1 also received severe burns to his hand when a 16 in. natural gas line ruptured and exploded. It is suspected that while another 16 in. natural gas line was being excavated for modifications, the excavator bucket contacted an unidentified valve on the adjoining line that exploded.
Keywords: burn, construction, natural gas, back, explosion, valve, excavator, struck by, gas fitting, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107431587 Occupation Not Listed
2 107431595 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 107431595 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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