Silent Killer: Hydrogen Sulfide Release in Odessa, Texas

Silent Killer: Hydrogen Sulfide Release in Odessa, Texas

A CSB safety video on the October 26, 2019, hydrogen sulfide release at the Aghorn Operating waterflood station in Odessa, Texas. The release fatally injured an Aghorn employee who was working at the facility that evening, as well as his spouse who attempted to locate him at the facility after he did not return home.


  1. Blahsheep on April 30, 2022 at 1:39 am

    I can’t believe that the wife was allowed onto such a property and ended up being killed as well. The children, instead of just losing a father, lost their mother as well. What a tragedy. If I was in this field I would probably have two of those monitoring devices, one in my pocket and one maybe stuck to a part of the dash or mounted somewhere in the vehicle so I could see it.

  2. Blus cream on April 30, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Everytime the word pump is heard or read, you must take a shot!

  3. Ferdie Cassel on April 30, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Where in the world was OSHA or any safety inspection overseer? How many lives have been lost in the oil and chemical industry due to total disregard of basic safety procedures? I worked in the oilfield for eight years and can personally attest that for all the talk about safety, lost time accidents, etc., actual safety took a back seat to profits almost inevitably. Condolences to the families of the deceased.

  4. Kurama on April 30, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Bro always de energize and bring protective equipment u dont know when ur guna get fucked

  5. LJR Limited on April 30, 2022 at 1:44 am

    They are finally hauling the owners ass in to court to face the music.

  6. tim jackson on April 30, 2022 at 1:45 am

    I learned a simple rule in school chemistry class when working with this gas – if you smell H2S, and then stop smelling it, get the hell out. At dangerous levels, the foul smell sort of goes sweet.

  7. John Herrin on April 30, 2022 at 1:45 am

    Say pump one more time.

  8. Mario Lisa on April 30, 2022 at 1:47 am

    I know the wife didn’t work at the plant, but surely she glanced in the worker’s truck to see if he was there when she arrived? If so, how did she not see or hear the worker’s personal alarm going off on his front seat? Surely that alarm on his front seat, plus his extended absence would have sent danger alarm bells going off in the wife’s mind?
    I feel so bad for the kids, imagine the horror of growing up knowing both your parents were killed metres away from you and you were blissfully unaware so couldn’t save them…
    That guy ruined hie whole family by not being alert, the wife could have done better herself butbthe real bictims here are the kids.
    Horrifying stuff…

  9. Aerodoc78 on April 30, 2022 at 1:50 am

    Just tell the story we don’t need the politics lady

  10. Holeshot Hunter on April 30, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Who cares? This is awful.

  11. jfsa380 on April 30, 2022 at 1:52 am

    This presentation brought to you by the word ‘Pump’

    How many times did he say pump?

  12. Mort Blackthorn on April 30, 2022 at 1:53 am

    Money before life. Nothing new here. 🙄

  13. Jean Roch on April 30, 2022 at 1:53 am

    This entire channel is an argument against deregulation.

  14. James W on April 30, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Just for the record, a jury returned an indictment on Aghorn and the VP of operations last month on a bunch of charges. Hopefully this kids family will get some justice for their lost love ones.

  15. Nastya B on April 30, 2022 at 2:00 am

    H2S is nasty stuff.. it kills by inhalation, skin contact, and by being a component in explosive atmospheres…. One breath above a certain concentration can be fatal…

  16. Preston Braddy on April 30, 2022 at 2:03 am

    How could they have not smelled the gas??? it’s H2S and its extremely strong in high concentrations wtf..

  17. Spicy Tuna on April 30, 2022 at 2:03 am

    Can’t imagine the trauma those poor children are dealing with because of this.

  18. Otis Osborne on April 30, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Where was his monitor, everyone working around this has to wear one. You guys need to tell the truth.

  19. jd dr.jkindle on April 30, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Very tragic series of events, no proper training, no LOTO ….

  20. Stan Salazar on April 30, 2022 at 2:04 am

    I thought Toby was the silent killer.

  21. king james488 on April 30, 2022 at 2:05 am

    maybe get over it before making a video.

  22. COOK on April 30, 2022 at 2:05 am

    A Shot 4 everytime he says pump

  23. Ben Madison on April 30, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Adding the talking heads to these videos really distracts from the fundamental lessons learned.

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  25. Choi Sukwon on April 30, 2022 at 2:09 am

    poor kids

  26. forrest gump V on April 30, 2022 at 2:09 am

    The company under investigation was not at fault according to the CSB. Now you know who to get a job with, the CSB gets paid alot, tax free !!

  27. GoldFox on April 30, 2022 at 2:11 am

    In nearly all these videos a easily preventable thing literally nobody seems to do is test or maintain safety equipment and alarms

  28. mer8771 on April 30, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Good video but the woman smiling while talking about this was a little disturbing to me. If no one had died it would be fine but two kids have no parents now so her smiling was a little too much for me.

  29. Alan Macphail on April 30, 2022 at 2:12 am

    You can’t get business people to pay attention to safety without a gun to their heads. They never do anything more then is legally required and will use every loophole to " get around " regulations. Voluntary guidelines do not work. If they did, these videos would not exist.

  30. Jeremy Ortiz on April 30, 2022 at 2:13 am

    I’m a pump technician and have seen those ceramic plungers completely shatter.
    Just yesterday while working on a pump on a wellhead with about 14,000 PPM, my 4-gas monitor went off when I removed a plunger. I dropped the plunger and went to a muster area. My employer is very small but spares no expense when it comes to our safety.

  31. Robert Rockwell on April 30, 2022 at 2:13 am

    Not to be impolite, just a weird curiosity, has Doctor Lemos had a stroke?

  32. Fuddled Onion on April 30, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Companies could incorporate an Undercover Boss knockoff and call it Undercover Expert. Experts could job-shadow individuals at different facilities testing their training and knowledge using only hidden cameras on the expert’s person. No camera crew or anything similar to potentially taint the natural behaviors. Afterwards the footage and experience could be examined to evaluate if more training or an update to training is necessary.

  33. Daivd Ormaza on April 30, 2022 at 2:18 am

    How did this happen? thats crazy, wouldn’t he be able to smell the hydrogen sulfide as soon as he opens the door?

  34. Kyle Walker on April 30, 2022 at 2:18 am

    Please make more, these are great videos!!

  35. Ofotherworlds on April 30, 2022 at 2:20 am

    I have been out of Texas for a long time, but I remember a fairly toxic, macho culture of contempt for safety equipment. I’m not surprised the dude left his personal detector behind.

  36. Get Smarter on April 30, 2022 at 2:21 am

    The decision to leave his personal monitor in the truck not only killed him, but his wife as well, and orphaned his 2 kids.

  37. Sulev-Madis Silber on April 30, 2022 at 2:21 am

    it’s sad that in order for this to happen, several mistakes were made in a row. any of them could have broke the chain

    if he forgot the detector, sign or audio warning could have reminded it

    if not, facility sensors could have alerted him. if not, he should have turned pump off, there could be sign for that

    his wife could have educated on dangers in place where her husband worked in

    if not, gates should have been closed

    it took all those failures in a row…

  38. Mario Lisa on April 30, 2022 at 2:22 am

    I have no history working eith dangerous chemicals but even I was like "why would you leave your personal alarm in your car? I mean it’s not like it’s big and heavy and a pain to carry"
    That guy got himself AND his wife killed making his poor kids orphans all because he couldn’t be assed to take his alarm with him. Crazy…

  39. Z S on April 30, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Jesus christ…. those children are now orphans because of an avoidable accident.

  40. Childishfiend59 on April 30, 2022 at 2:25 am

    This stuff is also the .001% of your farts that makes them stink

  41. Mr.Pancake on April 30, 2022 at 2:25 am

    The lady seems drunk

  42. Nastya B on April 30, 2022 at 2:27 am

    Aghorn and most other service companies are not ISO certified… And it shows.

  43. Blastbeat Apologist on April 30, 2022 at 2:27 am

    I wish Dr. Katherine Lemos had delivered her opening presentation in a more passionate and engaging way.

  44. ctdieselnut on April 30, 2022 at 2:31 am

    I can’t imagine driving to a facility where h2s is known to exist in very high concentrations, having a meter in your truck, and not wearing it into the building. At 1000 ppm, 1-2 breaths causes unconsciousness and death.

    It’s a horrible accident, which anyone could make, and I don’t want to blame the victims. The wife coming by likely had no idea how immediate the danger was. Its terrible, two kids lost both their parents in the same day. I guess it’s a awful reminder that safety measures are put there to save lives, and ppe can and will save lives but only when used. We all like to complain about additional equipment and rules, but too often rules are written in blood. Safety equipment does you no good if its sitting in your service truck. This guy probably entered that building a thousand times(and watched old timers do it a thousand times before him) and was fine, but what you don’t know can still hurt you. For the love of god, use every precaution you have. Live to fight another day. Dont let a silly mistake end you, too.

  45. TheRedbikemaster™ on April 30, 2022 at 2:32 am

    I’m a trucker and recently moved a trailer for a company from one refinery to another in the western US. I had to watch a 20 minute video about H2S just to get on the property. They take it very seriously. It’s a tragedy what happened here.

    Unrelated: wow the animations have been improved so much. Great job guys.

  46. zippoac14 on April 30, 2022 at 2:32 am

    So glad to see the CSB still producing content. You guys are awesome, and the videos you produce are legitimately informative and make me aware of safety concerns I would never have thought of. Keep up the good work!

  47. Robert Gift on April 30, 2022 at 2:33 am

    Does combusted H₂S have a pleasant cooked steak-like smell?

  48. Nastya B on April 30, 2022 at 2:34 am

    Odessa IS a H2S release…

  49. HF-7 DXM-6 DXW-12 on April 30, 2022 at 2:35 am

    damn that csb lady is cute asf

  50. Big Steve on April 30, 2022 at 2:38 am

    These videos are very informative…..feels like watching an episode of forensic files but on a different topic. I wonder if they have a TV show or something

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