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Accident: 201924032 - Employee Is Killed Whe Struck By Frac Tank Part

Accident: 201924032 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 08/30/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31025786008/31/20061389Curtis & Son Vacuum Services, Inc.
On August 30, 2006, Employee #1 was part of a crew that was washing a fracture tank in a cow pasture area. The truck apparently could not pull a vacuum. The employee climbed onto the catwalk of the tank to remove a dome that was held in place by a securing band. The dome and band were pressurized. As the employee loosened the band, it came off and struck him on the head. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: frac tank, vacuum vessel, oil well servicing, struck by, flying object, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310257860 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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