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Accident: 200553386 - Three Employees Struck By High Pressure Water Are Injured

Accident: 200553386 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 07/02/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30759751807/06/20048741Lonestar Deepwater
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30759617107/06/20041629Weatherford U.S., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30759589207/06/20041623All Seas Usa, Inc
Three employees were preparing a 30-in. crude line for hydrostatic testing. Once the line was pressurized to 1,750 pounds per square inch for 1 hour, a failure occurred at the weld that was attached to the 4-in. bushing. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were seriously injured when pressure and water were released from the line. All three employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: pipeline, struck by, pressure release, water, equipment failure, fracture, installing, trench, pressure piping
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307597518 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:
2 307596171 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Other
3 307595892 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Other

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