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Accident: 522177 - Employees Suffer Injuries In Oil/Gas Well Explosion

Accident: 522177 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 09/07/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10641724909/07/19931389Halliburton Energy Services
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10641722309/07/19931311Snyder Oil Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10641724909/07/19931389Halliburton Energy Services
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10641723109/07/19931389Boehm Well Service, Inc.
At approximately 6:20 p.m. on September 3, 1993, Employees #1 through #5 were working together to "kill" an oil/gas well so that they could repair a hole in the casing. To release pressure from the wewll head during the circulating process, natural gas was being vented out of the top of the flow back tank approximately 30 feet from the diesel engines mounted on the pump truck. When the vented natural gas entered the area where the diesel engines were running, it ignited. A flash fire resulted. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were hospitalized while Employees #4 and #5 were treated and released.
Keywords: venting, work rules, engine, gas well drilling, repair, fire, oil well drilling, natural gas, wellhead
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106417249 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 106417223 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 106417249 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 106417249 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 106417231 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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