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Accident: 201762077 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pressurized Valve

Accident: 201762077 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 09/13/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30657071409/14/20041389Premium Valve Services
An employee was standing on the top of the stack of a natural gas well. He was preparing to release the pressure from the valve. An accidental pressure release of the valve occurred and struck the employee, which caused him to be thrown from the top of the well. He was transported to a nearby hospital for his injuries and pronounced dead at the hospital.
Keywords: air pressure, abdomen, gas well, valve, struck by, flying object, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306570714 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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