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Accident: 522185 - Employee Killed When Struck In Head By Heater Door

Accident: 522185 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 09/14/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10074992809/16/19921311Associated Natural Gas
Employee #1 and a coworker were trying to ignite a fuel heater. The coworker was standing at the control panel pressing the ignition while Employee #1 was looking in the inspection hole on the manway door. An explosion occurred inside the heater, blowing off the manway door, which struck Employee #1 in the head. He sustained a closed head injury and died.
Keywords: head, heater, oil well drilling, explosion, struck by, flying object, gas well drilling, door
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100749928 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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