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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170892699 - Employee Injured After Falling 25 Ft From Rig Tower

Accident: 170892699 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/25/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12013445710/30/19951381C & L Drilling Inc

Employee #1, of C & L Drilling Co., was 25 ft high on an unguarded platform dismantling a well-drilling rig in preparation for setting a bridal line on the rig's A-leg. Employee #1 fell from the platform and sustained a broken left arm and left jaw and lacerations by his left eye and left nostril. The cause of the accident was management's failure to enforce the use of fall protection after the guardrails were removed from the platform.

Keywords: fracture, guardrail, dismantling, oil well drilling, fall, fall protection, elbow, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120134457 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drillers, earth

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