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Accident: 93530.015 - Employee Suffers Severe Body Damage Due To Air Pressure Rele

Accident: 93530.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 02/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1213865.01502/28/2017Marathon Oil Company
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on February 17, 2017, an employee was going to remove a bleeder valve from the skid. When the employee removed the plug high pressure exceeding 1,100 psi, shot out and caused the employee to be blown back. The employee sustained injuries to his leg (puncture), a broken left arm, and skull fracture to both sides of his face. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: compressed gas, air pressure, gas, oil well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1213865.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Puncture Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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