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Accident: 14406979 - Employee Killed When Struck By Pipe

Accident: 14406979 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 03/25/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12356941003/28/19961781Geoscience Drilling & Coring, Inc.
On or about March 23, 1996, Employee #1 and a coworker were gathering soil samples from previously drilled holes in the earth. Two 5-ft pipes with Shelby tubing were attached to the rotary end of a truck-mounted derrick to pull up sample cores. The two pipes had unscrewed themselves, leaving a portion of the setup in the ground. Employee #1 was removing the first section of the setup from the rotary head when he inadvertently moved a control in the wrong direction, causing the pipe to rotate. It struck him in the head, killing him.
Keywords: head, derrick truck, work rules, construction, lockout, pipe, struck by, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123569410 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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