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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14413470 - Employee Killed When Compressor Pipe Explodes

Accident: 14413470 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 06/06/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10339992906/08/19891321Arco Oil & Gas Company
Employee #1 was working in a gas processing plant, shutting down a high-pressure compressor containing nitrogen gas. A steel pipe exploded, and pieces of the pipe struck Employee #1. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital 45 minutes later. The cause of the explosion was still under investigation at the time this report was written.
Keywords: compressor, gas, nitrogen, explosion, high pressure, pipe, struck by, flying object, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103399929 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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