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Accident: 22636.015 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured During Hydraulic Fracturing

Accident: 22636.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 07/05/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
506878.01507/05/2012Platinum Energy Solutions, Inc.
At 7:30 a.m. on July 5, 2012, three employees at a hydraulic fracturing site wer e observing a manifold trailer leak. A 12 inch circular metal end cap separated from the low pressure side of the manifold trailer. Employee #1 was struck by t he metal end cap and 80 psi water pressure escaping from the unit, knocked 8 fee t into an adjacent pumping unit, suffered blunt force trauma to his head, and wa s killed. Employee #2, struck by the high pressure water, suffered a contusion t o the right arm and a laceration to the head. Employee #3, struck by the high pr essure water and knocked to the ground, suffered contusion and bruising to the c hest and arm area.
Keywords: gas well drilling, high pressure, oil well drilling/servicing, struck by, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 506878.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
2 506878.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury Supervisors, n.e.c.
3 506878.015 34 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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