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Accident: 115900.015 - Employee Lacerates Hand When Struck By Falling Pipe Joint

Accident: 115900.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 04/30/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397746.01505/02/2019Patterson-Uti Drilling Company Llc
At 2:00 a.m. on April 30, 2019, an employee was working as an oil well driller f or a firm that drilled oil and gas wells. He was moving strings of pipe joint on a rig floor. The pipe joints were 100 millimeters (4 inches) in size, and they had 125 millimeter (5 inch) inserts. The employee was struck by a pipe joint whe n it fell out of the elevator. He suffered a laceration to his left hand that ne cessitated surgery. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: drill pipe, falling object, gas well, gas well drilling, hand, laceration, oil rig, oil well drilling, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1397746.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Drillers, oil well

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