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Accident: 170838775 - Employee Dies In Explosion

Accident: 170838775 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/19/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11962417907/19/20034961Air Comp Llc
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on July 19, 2003, Employee #1, a new employee, was operating trailer-mounted mobile equipment to supply compressed air to a steam well drilling rig. The equipment was manufactured by Air Comp, LLC, an Allis-Chalmers/M-1 Company. As he attempted to divert oil and water contaminated air from a filter chamber into a 350-gallon disposal holding tank, provided by Cal-Pine, the disposal tank became pressurized and exploded. Large parts of the tank became airborne, striking Employee #1. He was hospitalized and pronounced dead due to injuries sustained. A detailed investigation revealed that two venting plugs, located on the tank, were not removed, causing pressurization of the tank and eventual explosion.
Keywords: pressure vessel, venting, explosion, struck by, tank, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119624179 Fatality Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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