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Accident: 200604338 - Three Employees Are Burned In Gas Line Explosion

Accident: 200604338 -- Report ID: 0625410 -- Event Date: 07/08/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31285231207/16/20091389Tijerina Welding
On July 8, 2009, Employee's #1, #2, and #3 were removing a cap on a 12-in. natural gas pipe line. The line was presumed empty and unpressurized. When they loosened the bolts to the cap, gas escaped and was ignited by the cutting welding process. All three Employees' were hospitalized with multiple burns.
Keywords: natural gas, welding, explosion, pipeline, propane, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312852312 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 312852312 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 312852312 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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