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Accident: 200555985 - Fire And Explosion From Leaking Natural Gas Kills Worker

Accident: 200555985 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 01/06/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31302832601/07/20101311Chesapeake Operating, Inc
On January 6, 2010, an employee was working on a high-pressure separator, which was part of a natural gas production facility. A 3-in. line that was attached to the separator broke, allowing the natural gas to flow out of the tank at 1,000 psi. The resulting fire and explosion killed the worker.
Keywords: fire, natural gas, gas, explosion, pressure piping, high pressure, gas leak, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313028326 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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