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Accident: 14467377 - Oilwell Servicing Derrick Collapsed

Accident: 14467377 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 08/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10030353608/06/19851389Fish Oil Well Servicing Co Inc
ON AUGUST 5, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 11 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING THE TUBING BOARD, 55 FEET ABOVE THE DERRICK FLOOR. EMPLOYEES #2 AND #3 WERE WORKING ON THE FLOOR OF THE DERRICK. THEY HEARD EMPLOYEE #1 YELLING "WATCH OUT!" THEY THEN SAW THE DERRICK TURNING AND TWISTING. IN SECONDS IT FELL TO THE GROUND. THE GUYLINE TO THE SOUTHWEST GAVE WAY. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE DRILLER HAD SET THE SLIPS AND HAD BROKEN OUT THE JOINT OF PIPE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED. EMPLOYEE #2 RECEIVED HEAD INJURIES AND WAS HOSPITALIZED. EMPLOYEE #3 SUFFERED A TWISTED ANKLE.
Keywords: derrick, head, collapse, guy, stabbing board, fall, oil well servicing, derrick platform, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100303536 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 100303536 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 100303536 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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