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Accident: 200040228 - Employee Killed When Gas Well Erupts

Accident: 200040228 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 09/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30226471809/24/19981389A-Plus Well Service, Inc.
Employee #1 and four coworkers, all of A-plus, were working on a natural gas well when the pressure within the well suddenly kicked, and it spewed out water and gas. The pressure threw Employee #1 approximately 50 ft away. He sustained multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: gas well, work rules, well, natural gas, high pressure, struck by, flying object, gas well drilling, accidental discharge, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302264718 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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