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Accident: 200811487 - Employee Died Due To Explosion During Pressure Test

Accident: 200811487 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 01/08/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30412104901/09/20031389Schlumberger Oilfield Services
On January 8, 2003, Employee #1 was working in close proximity (about 10 feet) to a pipe undergoing a pressure test. The pipe was filled with nitrogen and measured approximately 25 feet in length and had a diameter of 12 inches. During the pressure test, the pipe reached a pressure of 1550 psi. For some reason, the pipe exploded. Employee #1 was hospitalized and pronounced dead due to injuries sustained in the explosion.
Keywords: test equipment, explosion, pressure piping, pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304121049 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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