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Accident: 48886.015 - One Employee Killed; Five Employees Are Engulfed In Fire Dur

Accident: 48886.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 07/07/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
916729.01507/07/2013C&R Downhole Drilling, Llc
At 4:00 a.m. on July 7, 2013, an employee was operating a diesel powered water pump that was used to clean out a gas well and to run a test line down the well hole. The employee hit the emergency stop to shut the pump down when it began to overflow. One employee was killed and five employees were engulfed in flames when a flash fire erupted around the pump while the employee investigated the cause for the overflow. No additional information was provided in the initial report that relates to the incident and the five employee injuries.
Keywords: fire, natural gas, gas well
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 916729.015 45 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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