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Accident: 771592 - Employee Killed In Natural Gas Explosion

Accident: 771592 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 02/15/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10886675707/31/19951381Best Oilfield Service, Inc.
On February 15, 1995, Employee #1 and several coworkers were servicing a natural gas well without a written procedure. After the well was serviced, one of the coworkers started to pressure the well back up to set the pop-off safety valves. The supervisor was watching one pressure gauge while Employee #1 was watching the other. Once the pressure reached approximately 600 lb, an underground tank beside Employee #1 blew out of the ground and killed him.
Keywords: gas well, work rules, natural gas, explosion, high pressure, struck by, gas well drilling, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108866757 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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