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Accident: 200600823 - Employee Killed When Struck By Flying T-Joint At Oil Well

Accident: 200600823 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 05/12/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30341315705/13/20001389Lilly Construction, Inc.
Employee #1 and a helper were releasing the pressure from an oil well when a carbon dioxide ice plug formed in the line. The well was shut-in and they waited for the ice to melt. Employee #1 was walking toward the storage tanks when the plug released and a T-joint broke off the pipe, striking him in the head. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, equipment failure, high pressure, carbon dioxide, oil well servicing, struck by, flying object, frozen, oil rig, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303413157 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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