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Accident: 14412423 - Employee Dies After Ethane Explosion And Fire

Accident: 14412423 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 02/13/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10357317602/17/19871311Cities Service Oil & Gas Corp.
Employee #1, a product meter specialist, was calibrating a densitometer on an ethane delivery line. A leak developed on the equipment used for calibration, releasing ethane vapors into the air. While Employee #1 was trying to stop the leak the vapors ignited. He sustained serious burns and died a day later as a result of his injuries. The ignition source is unknown.
Keywords: burn, leak, flammable vapors, fire, gas, ethanol, explosion, gas leak, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103573176 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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