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Accident: 25535.015 - Three Employees Injured In A Gas Well Fire.

Accident: 25535.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 08/17/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
586599.01508/17/2012Hall Drilling, Llc
At 4:15 a.m. on August 17, 2012, three employees were working for a gas well drilling firm in Wolf Summit, West Virginia. While lifting the drill collars out of the hole, the flammable vapors coming out of the conductor casing ignited. Employees were standing on the rig floor approximately 3 feet above the conductor casing. The rig floor was an open flooring made from expanded metal. Employees were exposed to the heat and/or fire coming out of the conductor casing. Two employees required hospitalization of two or more days and the third employee did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: fire, gas well, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 586599.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Drillers, oil well
2 586599.015 45 M Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Drillers, oil well
3 586599.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Drillers, oil well

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