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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 remov e a bleeder valve from the skid. When the employee removed the plug high pressur e exceeding 1,100 psi, shot out and caused the employee to be blown back. The em ployee sustained injuries to his leg (puncture), a broken left arm, and skull fr acture to both sides of his face. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: air pressure, compressed gas, gas, oil well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1213865.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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