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Accident: 14435291 - One Killed, One Injured When Jacket Catches On Tubing

Accident: 14435291 -- Report ID: 0931500 -- Event Date: 02/04/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10092353102/11/19881381California Production Service Inc.

Employee #1, a derrickhand, and Employee #2, a floorhand, were members of a three-man oil well reworking crew that was pulling and replacing 2 7/8 in. by 30 ft tubing. Employee #1 was standing on the ground lifting the tubing while Employee #2 positioned the powered swivelhead. As the tubing began to rotate, Employee #1's nylon jacket became entangled with the tubing, which was covered with crude oil. Employee #1 died of strangulation. Employee #2 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.

Keywords: clothing, rotating shaft, work rules, oil well drilling, caught by, crude oil, strangulated, entangled

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100923531 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 100923531 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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