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Accident: 93801.015 - Employee Is Injured During Wellhead Explosion And Is Burned

Accident: 93801.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 02/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1213484.01502/17/2017Nextera Energy, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1213799.01502/21/2017Premier Chemical & Oilfied Supply, Llc
At 9:00 a.m. on February 16, 2017, an employee was turning a master valve on a gas wellhead when it exploded and threw the employee a distance away. The employees pants caught on fire during the wellhead explosion and suffered third degree burns to both legs. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, natural gas, leg, oil well drilling/servicing, fire, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1213484.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)
2 1213799.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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