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Accident: 32815.015 - Employee Covered In Oil Catches On Fire And Is Killed

Accident: 32815.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 10/22/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
710599.01510/23/2012Mobile Data Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
710878.01510/24/2012Wpx Energy
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
707699.01510/23/2012K & R Roustabout Service, Inc.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on October 22, 2012, Employee #1 was changing a crude oil tank battery from one eight-tank flow system to two four-tank flow systems in an effort to increase productivity. The valve ruptured on the number two tank he was changing, creating an uncontrolled release of over 4,000 gallons of oil. Employee #1 was covered in oil when he ignited. Employee #1 was burned and killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, burn, crude oil, lockout/tagout, oil well drilling/servicing, fire, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 710599.015 50 M Fatality Burn(Chemical) Drilling and boring machine operators
2 710878.015 50 M Fatality Burn(Chemical) Drilling and boring machine operators
3 707699.015 50 M Fatality Burn(Chemical) Drilling and boring machine operators

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