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Accident: 751248 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured In Line Heater Explosion

Accident: 751248 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 11/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10875998612/17/19911389Rogelio Mezquiti Dba South Texas Flowbacks & Svc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10876043012/17/19911381Tesoro Exploration & Production Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10875998612/17/19911389Rogelio Mezquiti Dba South Texas Flowbacks & Svc.
WHILE BRINGING A GAS WELL ON LINE, A LINE HEATER WAS CONNECTED AND APPARENTLY OVER- PRESSURIZED. THE HEATER EXPLODED, CAUSING FLYING PIECES TO STRIKE EMPLOYEES #1, #2, AND #3. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED AS A RESULT OF THIS ACCIDENT.
Keywords: gas well, work rules, explosion, safety relief valve, heater, high pressure, oil well servicing, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108759986 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 108760430 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported
3 108759986 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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