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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170084503 - Employee Killed In Gas Well Explosion And Fire

Accident: 170084503 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 07/13/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30042914907/14/19961311Wcs Oil & Gas Corporation
Employee #1 was operating the choke on the rig floor. He was trying to reduce the pressure when the well blew out and ignited. Employee #1 was caught in the natural gas fire that engulfed the rig floor, and was burned to death.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, fire, natural gas, gas, explosion, blowout--oil well, gas well drilling, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300429149 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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