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Accident: 755116 - Employee Killed Escaping Gas Stream

Accident: 755116 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 07/15/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850501707/16/19911389Bennett - Cathy Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850502507/16/19911389Atlas Wireline
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850503307/16/19912911Marathon Oil
At approximately 5:15 a.m. on July 15, 1991, Employee #1 was opening a valve to a controlled stream of gas from a high pressure gas well to his qualitative/quantitative test unit. When the valve was partially opened, an ice bridge in the tubing gave way, allowing approximately 1,625 psi of gas to impact a 10-02 thread half, 15-02 Chiksan wing-half mismatched union. The union parted and Employee #1 lost his hard hat, and in an attempt to escape the high pressure gas stream, he slammed his head against an overhead low steel platform. Employee #1 fractured his skull and was killed.
Keywords: hard hat, gas well, work rules, skull, valve, platform, fracture, struck against, high pressure, oil well servicing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108505017 Fatality Fracture Drillers, oil well
2 108505025 Occupation Not Listed
3 108505033 Occupation Not Listed

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