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Accident: 70040.015 - Employee Is Burned In A Flash Fire And Is Killed

Accident: 70040.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 10/24/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1009418.01511/12/2014C.C. Forbes, L.L.C.
At 6:45 p.m. on October 24, 2014, an employee was monitoring the pressure on a well head which was being bled-off into an open-top tank. Flammable vapors were released from the open-top tank and drifted down-wind. The employee was standing down wind performing their work. The gas cloud was likely ignited by equipment that was not approved for use in hazardous locations. Fire retardant clothing was being worn. The employer did not have a lower-explosive-limit monitor. The employee was burned and killed from the flash fire.
Keywords: non-pel overexposure, gas well, oil well drilling/servicing, fire, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1009418.015 57 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat)

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