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Accident: 200813095 - Employee Is Injured In Gas Explosion, Later Dies

Accident: 200813095 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 08/19/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31434399708/19/20101389Basic Energy Services
On August 19, 2010, Employee #1, of Basic Energy Services, was working with a well that contained pressured gas and other liquids. They were being relieved from the well head into an open tank pit. The gas vapors from the pit entered a diesel engine, which was running at that particular time. The diesel engine ignited and caused a flash fire. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital for treatment of second and third degree burns over half of his body, and later died from his injuries.
Keywords: burn, vapor, diesel fuel tank, fire, gas, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314343997 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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