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Accident: 92163.015 - Employee Is Overcome By Well Oil And Gas Extraction Gases

Accident: 92163.015 -- Report ID: 0627500 -- Event Date: 01/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1202829.01501/12/2017Kinder Morgan Production Company, Llc
At 9:45 a.m. on January 9, 2017, an employee was working for a firm engaged in crude petroleum and natural gas extraction. He was testing the level in a well through the use of an "EKO gun." The employee connected the EKO gun to shoot the level ("check the well level"). When he cranked a two-section ball valve, a few threads slipped out. The valve split open and sprayed gas onto the employee. The well gases included hydrogen sulfide, methane, and so forth. The employee was overcome by the gases, but he was not suffocated. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: toxic fumes, hydrogen sulfide, methane, oil well servicing, oil well drilling, oil well drilling/servicing, gas well drilling, gas well
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1202829.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Meter readers

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