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Accident: 137518.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck In Head By Falling Pipe

Accident: 137518.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 07/26/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1544127.01507/27/2021Consolidated Drilling Services Llc
At 10:50 p.m. on July 26, 2021, an employee was working on a crew at a remote oi l drilling rig drilling an oil well. The employee was removing a collar pipe fro m an oil well drill hole and laying it down in a pipe tub. The collar pipe was t hirty (30) feet in length, six (6) inches in diameter and weighted approximately eighteen hundred (1800) pounds. The collar pipe was removed from the drill hole by use of a single latch collar clamp connected to a BJ elevator which came ope n upon lifting. As a result, the pipe came loose and fell striking the employee on the right side of the head and killing him.
Keywords: drill, drill collar, drill operator, drill pipe, elevator, falling object, fracture, head, hoist, hoisting mechanism, inadequate maint, inexperience, material handling, metal pipe, oil rig, oil well drilling, oil wel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1544127.015 20 M Fatality Drillers, oil well

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