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Accident: 92416.015 - Three Employees Are Injured In Natural Gas Explosion

Accident: 92416.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 01/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1204863.01501/23/2017Kenneth Gentry
At 2:30 p.m. on January 20, 2017, three employees were drilling for water and installation of a well. During drilling, the well rig struck a patch of natural gas, resulting in an explosion. All three employees suffered severe burns to their hands, arms, shoulders, ears, face and head, which they were hospitalized and received treatment for their injuries..
Keywords: well service rig, combustible liquid, digger/derrick, drill rig--non-oil, natural gas, explosion, wellhead
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1204863.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation Not Listed
2 1204863.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, n.e.c.
3 1204863.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
4 1204863.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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