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Accident: 171050958 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Derrick Mast

Accident: 171050958 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 08/11/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10587240208/12/19951389Camco Products Inc.

Employee #1 was cutting a bent section out of a derrick mast. He was on the wrong side of the derrick, which was not blocked to prevent it from moving. Employee #1 was using a cutting torch when the derrick mast fell onto him and crushed him. He died of asphyxia. Employee #1 failed to recognize the safety hazard created by not blocking or securing the derrick.

Keywords: derrick, asphyxiated, unsecured, work rules, crushed, oil well servicing, struck by, falling object, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105872402 Fatality Asphyxia Welders and cutters

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