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Accident: 64209.015 - Two Employees Struck And Killed By Exploding Pressurized Pip

Accident: 64209.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/19/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
981955.01506/20/2014Integrated Production Services
At 10:00 p.m. on June 19, 2014, Employee #1 and Employee #2 assembled three pieces of piping together to bridge a 3.5 foot gap between joints for a frack stack. Both employees performed a series of opening and closing of the wing valve on the frack stack to build up pressure in the line. There was a leak in one of the coupling and they took turns hammering on the coupling to tighten it. One end of the piping tore away from its threads and broke at another point, blowing the pressurized piping. Employee #1 was struck in the head and Employee #2 was impaled by the end of the piping.
Keywords: struck by, impaled, natural gas, pressure piping, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 981955.015 40 M Fatality Puncture Laborers, except construction
2 981955.015 37 M Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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