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Accident: 14413728 - Employee Is Struck By Exploding Pipe Nipple

Accident: 14413728 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 08/21/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10680740708/22/19891389R. V. Tool, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS RELEASING PRESSURE IN THE WELL CASING BY OPENING A BALL VALVE WITH HIS FOOT. THE NIPPLE CONNECTING THE VALVE TO THE BLOWOUT PROTECTION BLEW OFF, STRIKING HIM IN THE HEAD. THE EXPANDING GAS FROM THE WELL, MEASURING 1300 PSI, THREW HIM 60 FEET FROM THE WELLHEAD. THE VICTIM WAS TREATED AT THE SCENE AND DIED IN THE HOSPITAL OF HEAD INJURIES.
Keywords: head, natural gas, pressure piping, high pressure, oil well servicing, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106807407 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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