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Accident: 14557367 - Six Employees Injured In Natural Gas Fire

Accident: 14557367 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 12/18/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1496395312/19/19841389Baber Well Servicing Inc Rig 59
Employees #1 through #6 were moving a packer that had been set above the perforations of an oil and gas well for overnight. When the packer was moved, the well began flowing and released natural gas into the atmosphere. An unknown source of ignition started a flash fire. Employees #1 through #6 sustained burns and were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, natural gas, gas, oil well servicing, chemical vapor, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14963953 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 14963953 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 14963953 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 14963953 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 14963953 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 14963953 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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