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Accident: 200980456 - Four Employees Are Injured In Gas Well Pressure Blast

Accident: 200980456 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 06/12/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30565763706/06/20041389Swabbco
Employees #1, #2, #3, and #4 were removing tubing from a gas well. The employees had been assured by the well owner's representative that the well was "dead" and there was no pressure down-hole. When the last component was removed and the well was opened to the atmosphere, pressure down-hole caused a blow-out. The four employees were hospitalized as a result of the pressure blast.
Keywords: gas well, gas, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305657637 Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, extractive occupations
2 305657637 Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, extractive occupations
3 305657637 Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, extractive occupations
4 305657637 Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, extractive occupations

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