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Accident: 14400170 - Struck In Head By Hoist Blocks On Well Servicing Rig

Accident: 14400170 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 09/16/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
153282909/19/19851389Hodges Well Service
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING THE TONGS ON AN OIL WELL SERVICING RIG. HE TURNED AWAY FROM HIS WORK TO TRY TO WARN A FLOOR HAND (WHO WAS LEAVING THE RIG) TO WATCH OUT FOR A FRONT END LOADER OPERATING NEARBY. THE HOIST OPERATOR'S HAND SLIPPED OFF THE CONTROLS WHILE THE HOIST BLOCKS WERE DESCENDING. THE HOIST BLOCKS AND BAILS CAME ALL THE WAY DOWN AND CRASHED INTO THE RIG FLOOR. THE HOIST BLOCK FELL SIDEWAYS, STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE HEAD AND KILLING HIM. THE OPERATOR, FLOORHAND AND TONG MAN WERE ALL DISTRACTED WHEN A CANTEEN FELL FROM THE TOP OF THE DERRICK IN FRONT OF THE FRONT END LOADER.
Keywords: head, blocks, work rules, oil well servicing, struck by, oil rig, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1532829 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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