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Accident: 201344934 - Employee Receives Multiple Injures In Explosion

Accident: 201344934 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 12/14/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31279593312/15/20081321Oneok Hydrocarbon, Lp
On December 14, 2008, Employee #1 was opening a drain valve on a vessel to remove any water that had settled to the bottom of the vessel. The vessel contained a mixture of 80 percent ethane and 20 percent propane. When he opened the valve to drain the water into and enclosed plastic tank an explosion occurred. A fire burned the ethane and propane mixture through the open drain valve. Employee #1 was thrown from the area by the explosion, receiving a broken arm, dislocated shoulder and other injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, ethanol, explosion, dislocated, propane, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312795933 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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