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Accident: 559203 - Employee Killed In Natural Gas Fire

Accident: 559203 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 10/05/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11032562811/13/19951311Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S., Inc. Pegas Pro
Employee #1 and a coworker were turning natural gas into a high pressure separator when a quick disconnect coupling came apart. Gas ignited, burning 77 percent of Employee #1's body. He was killed.
Keywords: burn, leak, fire, natural gas, equipment failure, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110325628 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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