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Accident: 201523396 - Employee Is Injured In Natural Gas Explosion

Accident: 201523396 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 02/07/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10918000002/07/20101731Instrument Sciences And Technology
On February 7, 2010, subcontractors, working as direct subs of O & G Industries, were on site at the 620 MW Combined Cycle Electric Generating Facility, located in Middletown, CT. A natural gas explosion occurred. The project consisted of two Siemens SGT6-5000F dual fuel combustion turbines, one high-pressure Siemens SST-5000 steam turbine, heat recovery steam generators, cooling towers, DCS instrument and control system, and a 345 kV gas-insulated switchyard with step-up transformers. O&G was overseeing all local, state, and federal permitting, engineering, and construction of this project. O&G responsibilities also included the overview of all environmental site engineering for air, noise, water and electrical interconnect; design basis configuration for all mechanical, electrical, and civil/structural engineering; the construction execution plan; cost estimate; and schedule. The nature of the event or injuries were not specified in the original narrative.
Keywords: construction, natural gas, gas, explosion, electric generator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 109180000 Fatality Other FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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