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Accident: 201573300 - Employee Is Burned And Killed By Gas Ignition

Accident: 201573300 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 09/08/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31046810307/25/20071389Leed Energy Services
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on July 25, 2007, an employee, a part of a crew was cleaning out an active well. Gas wells were cleaned periodically because it caused them to be more productive. The employee was operating the high pressure pump when a pocket of gas was released from the well. When the gas floated over to the high pressure pump it ignited and burned the employee. As the employee ran away, he ran into another gas pocket and thus received burns over 70 percent of his body. The employee was airlifted to a burn unit. The employee died after spending approximately six weeks in the hospital.
Keywords: burn, gas well, cleaning, ignition system, gas
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310468103 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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