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Accident: 200813087 - Employee Is Killed When High-Pressure Hose Ruptures

Accident: 200813087 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 09/19/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31434413609/20/20101311J. B. Hunt Gas & Oil Drilling, Llc
On September 20, 2010, a drill crew was running casing, and they encountered a bridge. The crew decided to use mud to wash out the bridge. They connected a 2-inch mud hose and pumped mud down to the bridge. As they neared the bridge, pressure increased and caused the hose to kink. The driller instructed Employee #1 to pull back on the hose. While Employee #1 was pulling back on the hose, the crew again tried to clear the bridge with the mud. When they hit the bridge, the pressure spiked to over 1,000 PSI and caused the hose to kink and rupture. The sudden release of uncontrolled pressure caused the hose to whip violently and throw Employee #1 into the air. He struck the rig derrick and landed at the foot of the rig floor, approximately 25 feet away. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: mud pump, oil well drilling, struck against, hose, rupture, high pressure, gas well drilling, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314344136 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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