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Accident: 170708416 - Employee Injured When Gas Line Separates

Accident: 170708416 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 06/12/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11990368006/15/19951311Clark Engineering
At 8:05 a.m. on June 6, 1995, Employee #1, a service engineer/A-frame operator for Clark Engineering, was attempting to tie in a bypass line. When the existing gas pipeline was cut open, it violently separated, causing arm and head injuries to Employee #1. He was transported by Pruner ambulance to Ventura County Hospital. The foreman witnessed the accident. A safety violation of T8CCR 6531 was cited.
Keywords: head, rupture, pipeline, struck by, arm, concussion, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119903680 Hospitalized injury Concussion Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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