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Accident: 14492698 - Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Exposure

Accident: 14492698 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 04/14/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
159203904/16/19841381Sierra Drilling Company Rig #1
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
159205404/18/19841389Newpark Drilling Fluids
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
159203904/16/19841381Sierra Drilling Company Rig #1
ONE EMPLOYEE WAS OVERCOME BY HYDROGEN SULFIDE GAS AT THE WEST END OF THE MUD PIT. FOUR EMPLOYEES RUSHED TO HIS RESCUE. THEY WERE CARRYING HIM AWAY FROM THE MUD PIT WHEN THEY WERE ALSO OVERCOME. TWO EMPLOYEES WERE KILLED AND THREE WERE HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: respiratory, confined space, hydrogen sulfide, oil well drilling, mud pit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1592039 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Drillers, oil well
2 1592054 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, extractive occupations
3 1592039 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Drillers, oil well
4 1592039 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Drillers, oil well
5 1592039 Fatality Asphyxia Drillers, oil well

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