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Accident: 38756.015 - Employee Is Struck By Pressurized Pipe And Is Killed

Accident: 38756.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 01/19/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
842183.01501/22/2013Herman Trucking, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
842043.01501/22/2013Armada Pressure Control, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
839883.01501/22/2013Halliburton, Inc.
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on January 19, 2013, Employee #1 was standing by a valve connected to an iron tubing line. He opened the valve, which had approximately 4,100 pounds per square inch of pressure on it. The release of pressure caused the tubing to propel and it struck Employee #1 in the chest. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: pipe, air pressure, flying object, oil well drilling/servicing, pressure piping, lockout/tagout, kick back, chest, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 842183.015 49 M Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction
2 842043.015 49 M Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction
3 839883.015 49 M Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction

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