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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1202829.015 - Kinder Morgan Production Company, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: El Paso

Nr: 1202829.015Report ID: 0627500Open Date: 01/12/2017

Kinder Morgan Production Company, Llc
Yates Field Unitwell # 403 Rrc # 004a03
Iraan, TX 79744
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 211111/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Mailing: 1800 Hwy 190 Westnull, Iraan, TX 79744

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/13/2017
Close Case:05/03/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1172163   Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 92163.015Event: 01/09/2017Employee Is Overcome By Well Oil And Gas Extraction Gases
At 9:45 a.m. on January 9, 2017, an employee was working for a firm engaged in c rude petroleum and natural gas extraction. He was testing the level in a well th rough the use of an "EKO gun." The employee connected the EKO gun to shoot the l evel ("check the well level"). When he cranked a two-section ball valve, a few t hreads slipped out. The valve split open and sprayed gas onto the employee. The well gases included hydrogen sulfide, methane, and so forth. The employee was ov ercome by the gases, but he was not suffocated. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: gas well, gas well drilling, hydrogen sulfide, methane, oil well drilling, oil well drilling/servicing, oil well servicing, toxic fumes
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1202829.015 Hospitalized injury Meter readers

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