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Accident: 14402390 - Employee Killed When Struck By Toppling Derrick

Accident: 14402390 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 07/15/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10082797107/20/19881389Cgc Wells Salvaging Inc.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on July 15, 1988, Employee #1 was approximately 58 ft above ground level working off a monkeyboard racking tubing. Employees had started pulling string the previous day and by 12:30 p.m., approximately 154 double stands were standing on the derrick. The tubing started to twist and the four employees on the rig jumped off the workover rig. Employee #1, working off the monkeyboard, did not clear the toppling derrick and falling pipe. He sustained multiple injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he died. No anchor pull testing had taken place; no geronimo line was provided; and the ward lines on the monkeyboard had not been secured to the stake anchors in use.
Keywords: derrick, geronimo line, unsecured, work rules, oil well servicing, pipe, struck by, concussion, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100827971 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 100827971 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
3 100827971 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported

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