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Accident: 14539738 - Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning

Accident: 14539738 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 06/06/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
64451806/12/19851311Balcron Oil Company
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE INSTALLING AN AUXILIARY OIL FLOW LINE IN AN OIL FIELD TREATER WHEN THEY DID SOMETHING WHICH CAUSED THE MAIN LINE TO RUPTURE, RELEASING OIL, WATER, AND HYDROGEN SULFIDE INTO THE CONFINED AREA OF THE TREATER HOUSE. BOTH EMPLOYEE #1 AND EMPLOYEE #2 DIED AS A RESULT OF ASPHYXIATION. EMPLOYEE #3 WAS INJURED DURING THE RESCUE ATTEMPT. PREVIOUSLY, THE COMPANY HAD TAKEN NO HYDROGEN SULFIDE PRECAUTIONS -- NO TRAINING, NO MONITORING, AND NO RESPIRATORY PROTECTION.
Keywords: respiratory, hydrogen sulfide, work rules, inhalation, gas, oil line, rupture, poisoning, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 644518 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 644518 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 644518 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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