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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 in stallation of a well. During drilling, the well rig struck a patch of natural g as, resulting in an explosion. All three employees suffered severe burns to the ir hands, arms, shoulders, ears, face and head, which they were hospitalized and received treatment for their injuries..
Keywords: combustible liquid, digger/derrick, drill rig--non-oil, explosion, natural gas, well service rig, wellhead
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1204863.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
2 1204863.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed
3 1204863.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
4 1204863.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, n.e.c.

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