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Inspection: 124384835 - Kalkaska Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 124384835Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 02/04/1994

Kalkaska Construction Inc
4255 N Clare Ave
Harrison, MI 48625
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/08/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/22/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360997308    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170218119Event: 02/03/1994Employee Killed In Natural Gas Pipe Explosion
On February 3, 1994, Employee #1 and coworkers, of Kalkaska Construction Services of Amoco Production Company, were draining fluids and sand from the sand catcher tank on a natural gas well that had 3,000 psi head pressure. As the sand catcher tank emptied, gas rushed out the drain line, raising the end of the unsecured line. A fitting failed, and the line blew apart. Employee #1 was struck in the face by the piping system. Metal striking metal then ignited an explosion and fire in which Employee #1 was killed. A citation was issued for a serious violation of Section 11a, 5711(1)(a) and 5739(3).
Keywords: gas well, work rules, equipment failure, explosion, drain pipe, fire, natural gas, high pressure, struck by, metal pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124384835 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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