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Accident: 14301758 - Employee Dies When Struck On Head By Counterweight

Accident: 14301758 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 02/18/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10849890802/21/19901389Matador Casing Services, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850192502/20/19901389Wek Drilling
Employee #1 was working on the casing crew running intermediate casing. While the pneumatic catline was being used to bring a joint of casing onto the rig floor, the catline tangled in a rope that was situated on the monkey board in the derrick mast. The rope broke and a counterweight, which was attached to the rope, fell from the mast, striking Employee #1 on the right side of his hard hat. The impact killed him.
Keywords: head, counterbalance, rope, unsecured, catline, work rules, oil well servicing, struck by, entangled, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108498908 Fatality Fracture Helpers, extractive occupations
2 108501925 Occupation Not Listed

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