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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 882126 - Employee Burned In Compressor Explosion

Accident: 882126 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 01/07/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10074695701/07/19931311Farm Oil, Inc.
Employee #1 was servicing a natural gas plant. He had entered the compressor room and restarted a compressor that had shut down. Employee #1 left for a few moments, then returned to the compressor room. He opened the door to find an explosion had occurred and he sustained burns. It is suspected that the explosion was caused by a frozen line and by a relief device not being opened.
Keywords: burn, compressor, work rules, natural gas, explosion, frozen, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100746957 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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