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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14465264 - Confined Space Entry-Hazardous Atmosphere

Accident: 14465264 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 07/06/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
153784407/10/19841311Globe Drilling Co Inc
EMPLOYEE #1'S TASK WAS TO GAUGE THE FLUID BACKFLOWING FROM A NATURAL GAS WELL INTO A FRAC TANK. HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO THIS BY LOOKING THROUGH A SMALL HOLE IN THE TANK ROOF. AGAINST INSTRUCTIONS, EMPLOYEE #1 APPARENTLY ENTERED THE TANK, WHICH WAS KNOWN TO HAVE AN ATMOSPERE WHICH WAS IMMEDIATELY DANGEROUS TO LIFE AND HEALTH. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED.
Keywords: gas well, confined space, idlh, frac tank, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, natural gas
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1537844 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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