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Accident: 14456578 - Explosion Resulting In Third Degree Burns

Accident: 14456578 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/16/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1519243805/17/19841389Target Trucking Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1518873305/17/19841311Coastal Oil & Gas Corporation
EMPLOYEES #1 & #2 WERE WORKING ON A HOT OIL SERVICE TRUCK (INTERNATIONAL RAYSTAR 1983 - 5000) WHICH WAS PUMPING CONDENSATE INTO A WELL THAT HAD BEEN IN PRODUCTION SINCE 1974. THE LINE APPARENTLY SEPARATED BETWEEN THE WELL HEAD AND THE HOT SERVICE TRUCK. THE CONDENSATE WAS SPRAYED BACK TOWARD THE HOT OIL TRUCK. EMPLOYEES #1 & #2 WERE ALSO SPRAYED. WHEN THE SPRAY REACHED A SOURCE OF IGNITION IT FLASHED BACK COMPLETELY, ENGULFING BOTH OF THE EMPLOYEES AND THE HOT OIL SERVICE TRUCK. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 SUFFERED THIRD DEGREE BURNS OVER MORE THAN 50% OF THEIR BODIES. THEY WERE TREATED AT THE ROOSEVELT, UTAH HOSPITAL AND LATER TRANSPORTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH BURN TREATMENT CENTER, WHERE THEY REMAIN HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: flammable vapors, explosion, flashback, burn, rupture, oil well servicing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15192438 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy
2 15188733 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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