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Accident: 14413066 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured When Struck By Tongs

Accident: 14413066 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 07/16/1974
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1698402307/16/19741381Cactus Drilling Corp
Employee #1, the lead tong man; Employee #2, the motor man; and Employee #3, a driller; were all floorhands of a crew that was tripping out of the hole at drilling rig #64. The top of the tongs slipped down on the clockwise-rotating drill pipe, snapping the snub line and causing the tongs to fly out. The tongs struck the floorhands, killing Employee #1 and injuring Employees #2 and #3. Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: oil well drilling, struck by, tongs, flying object, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 16984023 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 16984023 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 16984023 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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