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Accident: 14408587 - Employee Dies In 60 Ft Fall While Entering Manbasket

Accident: 14408587 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 08/05/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11625855908/06/19963533Dreco Inc
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on August 5, 1996, Employee #1 was working atop a derrick on a pontoon-mounted drilling rig in dry dock. As he attempted to enter a manbasket that was suspended above the derrick floor, it swung away and he fell about 60 feet to the floor. Employee #1 died on impact. The basket was not secured to the landing deck from which Employee #1 wanted to descend. Gusting winds, improper manbasket design, and insufficient employee training contributed to the accident.
Keywords: derrick, high wind, unsecured, work rules, fall, fall protection, untrained, oil rig, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116258559 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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