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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14422919 - Employee Killed When Struck By Derrick Board Platform

Accident: 14422919 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 01/04/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10663171601/09/19911381Emphasis Oil Operations
Employee #1 was working on a oil well drilling rig. He was attempting to put the kelly in the rat hole when the butt welds that held the platform and flap to the derrick board broke. The platform and flap fell approximately 54 ft, striking Employee #1 on the head. He was killed. Subsequent investigation showed no evidence that the derrick board had been struck by anything prior to the accident. It is not known why the welds broke.
Keywords: head, work rules, oil well drilling, broken weld, equipment failure, struck by, falling object, derrick platform, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106631716 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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