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Accident: 14545255 - Employee Killed, Another Injured When Block Falls

Accident: 14545255 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 10/23/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11012337910/24/19911389Black Warrior Drilling & Completion
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11012358510/30/19911389Thompsons Oil Field Services, Inc.

While pulling a rod, the operator ran the block into the crown, causing the drill line to separate. The block fell and struck Employee #1, who was working in the rod basket. He fell from the basket, suffered multiple fractures, and died. Employee #2 jumped from the rig floor to avoid the falling block. He sustained a fractured arm.

Keywords: fracture, blocks, fall, oil well servicing, struck by, arm

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110123379 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 110123379 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
3 110123585 Occupation Not Listed

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