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Accident: 111001.015 - Employee Fractures Vertebra When Struck In Back By Pipe

Accident: 111001.015 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 11/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1360407.01511/15/2018Key Energy Services Llc
At 4:30 p.m. on November 7, 2018, an employee was working for a firm that provided support activities for oil and gas operations. Coworkers had unrolled a coiled tempered steel pipe 75 millimeters (3 inches) in diameter in preparation for cutting. The uncoiled steel pipe sprang loose due to its stored potential energy. It struck the employee in the back. He sustained a fractured vertebra. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: pipe, back, lockout/tagout, vertebra, pipeline, struck by, spine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1360407.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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