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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103399929 - Arco Oil & Gas Company

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock

Nr: 103399929Report ID: 0627400Open Date: 06/08/1989

Arco Oil & Gas Company
9 Miles Northwest Of Crane,Tx (Block 31 Gas Plt)
Crane, TX 79731
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1321/Natural Gas Liquids
Mailing: P. O. Box 666, Crane, TX 79731

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/08/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/09/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14413470Event: 06/06/1989Employee Killed When Compressor Pipe Explodes
Employee #1 was working in a gas processing plant, shutting down a high-pressure compressor containing nitrogen gas. A steel pipe exploded, and pieces of the pipe struck Employee #1. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital 45 minutes later. The cause of the explosion was still under investigation at the time this report was written.
Keywords: compressor, gas, nitrogen, explosion, high pressure, pipe, struck by, flying object, gas well drilling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103399929 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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