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Accident: 14559082 - Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture

Accident: 14559082 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 12/28/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
335799312/29/19841623Northwinds Of Wyoming Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
335709201/03/19851321Phillips Petroleum Co Western Division
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
335710001/07/19851389Quality Control Specialists Inc
EMPLOYEES #1, #2 AND #3 WERE IN THE PROCESS OF CUTTING A 6 5/16 INCH INSIDE DIAMETER NATURAL GAS PIPELINE. THE PIPELINE WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN DEPRESSURIZED BEFORE THE CUTTING OPERATION WAS BEGUN. THE PIPELINE'S NORMAL OPERATING PRESSURE RANGE IS 800-1000 PSI. WHEN THE LINE WAS CUT, THE PRESSURE WAS RELEASED WITH GREAT FORCE. THE PIPE CUTTER WAS BROKEN INTO AT LEAST FOUR PIECES. ONE PIECE STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOREHEAD. HE WAS BLOWN FROM THE FIVE FOOT DEEP EXCAVATION AND LANDED APPROXIMATELY 110 FEET FROM THE PIPE CUT. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS BLOWN APPROXIMATELY 70 FEET FROM THE PIPE CUT. EMPLOYEE #3 WAS BLOWN APPROXIMATLEY 15 FEET IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
Keywords: head, explosion, high pressure pipe, natural gas, rupture, pipeline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3357993 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters
2 3357993 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers
3 3357993 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction laborers
4 3357092 Occupation Not Listed
5 3357100 Occupation Not Listed

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