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Accident: 14396212 - Employee Killed When Caught In A Spinning Winch

Accident: 14396212 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10225999103/15/19931381David New Drilling Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was attempting to use an offside cathead spinning winch to make a lift from the ground to the drilling rig floor when he became entangled in the rope used on the smooth spinning spool. He was caught on the cathead by the hand and was spun around the spool several times. When the driller stopped the cathead, Employee #1's body had been thrown out on the rig floor minus an arm and a leg. He was killed instantly.
Keywords: amputated, rope, oil well drilling, caught by, cathead, arm, entangled, winch, hand, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102259991 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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