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Accident: 104479.015 - Employee Falls From A Well Service Rig Derrick And Is Killed

Accident: 104479.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1306821.01504/04/2018Ray Clour Well Servicing, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on April 3, 2018, an employee was on a derrick mast placing a pipe into position for drilling floor personnel to connect pipes into place for a dri lling well hole. The employer reported that, during work, high wind gusts blew p ipes out of the standing rack stand, placing pipes out of position and over in t he way of drilling string. The employee disconnected his personnel safety positi oning lanyard to step over to reposition the fallen pipes. However, the employee did not reconnect his retractable safety line wire to reach over into the area where the pipes had fallen. As the employee retrieved the piping and stepped bac k across to where had been previously standing, he fell approximately 55 feet to the ground. He suffered a broken back, neck, head, and chest injuries, resultin g in his death.
Keywords: back, chest, derrick, derrick platform, fall, fall protection, head, neck, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1306821.015 35 M Fatality Drillers, oil well

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