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Accident: 561696 - Employee Dies From Burns Suffered In Drilling Rig Fire

Accident: 561696 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 09/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11039288309/10/19901381Penrod Drilling Corp., Rig #22
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on September 6, 1990, Employee #1 was standing near two shale shakers watching for cutting returns. Pressure had been lost and an attempt was being made to recirculate mud. Escaping gas ignited, causing an explosion and fire at a shale shake. Employee #1 was burned to death.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, drilling mud, fire, explosion, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110392883 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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