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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at River Rat Oilfield Services, LLC in Chester, Oklahoma

DATE: 01/23/17

A crew of three employees had just repaired a heater/treater water leg 3″ vitriolic coupling and had pressured it up with a pump. A leak appeared at a bolt on the unit and the two injured employees proceeded to tighten it. While the two were tightening the bolt, they heard a pop and something gave away. They were drenched with liquid and gas. The third employee saw this and shut the pump down and was going to isolate the unit when it caught fire near the coupling. The fire spread to the two drenched employees. One employee suffered third degree burns while the second employee suffered second degree burns.

Report ID 2017010688  
Date 01/23/2017  
UPA 1176062  
Inspection 1205459  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 160 Coal, natural gas, petroleum fuels and products, unspecified
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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