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Accident: 733873 - Employees Injured In Oil Well Blowout

Accident: 733873 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 01/15/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10580273001/16/19881389Vetco Gray, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10580274801/16/19881389Cannon Oil & Gas Well Service
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10580275501/16/19881389Double Jack Testing & Services Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10580277101/17/19881389Otis Engineering Corp.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10580256501/16/19881311Chevron Usa Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10580276301/16/19881389Inter-Mountain Safety Company Inc
Employees #1, #2, and #3 were on a rig removing a dart valve when they encountered high pressure, which lifted them 20 ft into the air and 30 ft from the well. Employee #1 sustained a collapsed left lung, seven broken ribs, a fractured left leg, loss of vision in his left eye, and possible kidney damage. Employees #2 and #3 sustained concussions. All three employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: head, lung, rib, blowout--oil well, concussion, leg, fracture, high pressure, oil well servicing, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105802730 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
2 105802748 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 105802755 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
4 105802771 Occupation Not Listed
5 105802565 Occupation Not Listed
6 105802763 Occupation Not Listed

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