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Accident: 110463.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Rotary Jack And Is Killed

Accident: 110463.015 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 10/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1356221.01510/27/2018Sun Energy Services Llc
At 2:00 a.m. on October 27, 2018, an employee was working with a crew of coworkers that were drilling out plugs from a fracked natural gas well. The crew were using a snubbing unit that had a platform suspended approximately 50 feet above the ground with a rotary jack attached. The jack developed some problems and was shut down while they troubleshot the rotary. The employee was struck by the jack when it fell to the floor and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, gas well drilling, jackhammer, gas well, falling object, elevated work plat
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1356221.015 54 M Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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