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Accident: 137559.015 - Employee Is Killed Due To Head Injury After Struck By Pipe

Accident: 137559.015 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 04/13/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1525007.01504/13/2021Frank'S International Incorporated
At 1:30 a.m. on April 13, 2021, an employee was working 30 feet below ground on a Precision Drilling Rig floor running intermediate casing into the well by conn ecting each length of pipe as it was delivered to the rig floor. The pipe was be ing transferred between the ground and the rig floor using a Forum Energy Techno logies Pipe Wrangler (hydraulic catwalk). The pipe wrangler malfunctioned which required the coworker to cease using the rig level controls and switch to using the ground level controls. While using the ground level controls, the operator m ust rely on a coworker on the rig floor to provide hand signals to indicate when to skate the pipe onto the floor. During this procedure, the employee was struc k in the head by a pipe resting on the pipe wrangler and received a concussion a nd fractures and was killed.
Keywords: abdomen, blunt force, blunt force trauma, catwalk, communication, concussion, crushed, drill pipe, drill rig--non-oil, equipment failure, equipment operator, falling object, fracture, gas well, gas well drilling, he
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1525007.015 46 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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