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Accident: 200712495 - Forklift Driver Is Killed When Gas Line Bursts Into Flame

Accident: 200712495 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 04/19/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30864616504/20/20051381Patterson-Uti Energy, Inc.
On April 19, 2005, Employee #1 was driving an Ingersoll Rand forklift truck, trying to squeeze between a pit and a wellhead, as coworkers were rigging up a derrick. As he was looking up at a storage container to avoid hitting it, he clipped the forklift's right front tire on a 2-inch line on the wellhead. Gas was released, and a fire ensued that engulfed the forklift truck. Employee #1 was killed. A coworker fractured his arm when he jumped off a substructure and landed by the blowout preventer. The original form does not include the coworker an injury line.
Keywords: burn, derrick, fracture, industrial truck, drill rig--non-oil, gas leak, wellhead, arm, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308646165 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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