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Accident: 123411.015 - Employee Injures Back And Stomach When Struck By Pipe

Accident: 123411.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 01/09/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1458120.01501/23/2020Advanced Mustang Energy Services Lp
At 11:45 a.m. on January 9, 2020, an employee was struck by a piece of pipe inju ring her back and stomach. The employee arrived at the job site at 11:30 a.m. an d parked the vacuum truck on the southwest end of a pulling unit. The doghouse was on the northeast side of the site along side a co-man trailer. Coworkers wor king on the pulling unit crew began to pull pipe. The employee was holding vacuu m on the well to keep hydrogen sulfide gas and water off of her coworkers. The c oworkers had one or two more stands to finish when a coworker (Derrickman) uncla mped a pipe. At this time, the employee was picking up hoses and putting everyth ing back into the vacuum truck. As the employee walked to the back of her truck and stood by the 3 inch valves on the tank, the coworker decided to pick up a jo int from where it laid. The coworker used a winch line on the pulling unit to gr ab the pipe wrapping the line around the vacuum truck bumper tow pin and back ar ound to pipe just below the halfway point. When the coworker pulled on the join t, the employee noticed the pipe was bowing in the middle. The pipe gave way and the coworker lost control. The coworker tried in vain several times to grab the pipe to regain control as the pipe struck the employee on her left side knockin g her to the ground. The employee incurred injuries to her back and stomach and was hospitalized.
Keywords: abdomen, back, blunt force, blunt force trauma, clamp, contusion, derrick, derrickman, fracture, hoist, hoisting mechanism, hoistline, hose, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, oil well servicing, pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1458120.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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