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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14481246 - High Pressure Pipe Rupture On Gas Well

Accident: 14481246 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 08/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
175675809/06/19841311Massa Oil Company
EMPLOYEE WAS ATTEMPTING TO OPEN A VALVE ON A NEWLY FRACTURED GAS WELL, USING A PIPE WRENCH. THIS WAS TO RELEASE THE EXCESS PRESSURE ON THE WELL. AFTER GETTING THE VALVE HALF OPEN, THE PIPES SEPARATED WITH GREAT FORCE, KNOCKING THE EMPLOYEE'S HAND HOLDING THE PIPE WRENCH UPWARD. THIS ACTION CAUSED THE PIPE WRENCH TO STRIKE THE EMPLOYEE IN THE RIGHT TEMPLE AREA, CAUSING SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS DOA AT ROANE GENERAL HOSPITAL.
Keywords: gas well, pipe wrench, high pressure pipe, high pressure, valve, pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1756758 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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