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Accident: 43144.015 - Employee Is Struck By Autoclave Connector And Water Pressure

Accident: 43144.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 04/01/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
899960.01504/01/2013Jerry'S Rentals & Specialties Co., Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on April 1, 2013, Employee #1 was pressure testing the Blow-out Pr eventer (BOPE) prior to setting the BOPE on the wellhead. The employee used a t est stump and an autoclave connector. The autoclave connector was positioned in to a single 0.8125 inch fitting at the test stump. The pressure pump was raised to 10,000 pounds and held. It unexpectedly released, just as the employee walke d in the line of fire. Employee #1 was struck by the autoclave connector and 10, 000 pounds of water pressure from the unexpected release of the test stump fitti ng. Employee #1 sustained injuries to the center chest area and a puncture wound to the lower left side of the armpit area, killing him.
Keywords: arm, chest, connector, oil well drilling/servicing, pressure piping, struck by, test equipment, water, wellhead
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 899960.015 70 M Fatality

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