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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14481998 - Struck By A Length Of Pipe

Accident: 14481998 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 06/05/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
115450906/08/19841381Fox Drilling Company
ON JUNE 5, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 5:30 AM, A NATURAL GAS DRILLING CREW WAS PREPARING TO LOWER CONDUCTOR PIPE INTO A HOLE. THE (WORM) WRAPPED A 1/2 INCH CHAIN (10 FOOT LENGTH) ATTACHED TO 9/16 INCH WIRE ROPE, AROUND THE CONDUCTOR PIPE (40 1/2 FOOT LENGTH AND 11 3/4 INCH DIAMETER), USING TWO WRAPS AND A SAFETY HOOK. THE CHAIN WAS SECURED AROUND THE CONDUCTOR PIPE ABOUT TWO FEET FROM THE TOP OF THE PIPE, WHICH HAD A PROTECTIVE LIP. THE CREW LIFTED THE PIPE INTO THE HOLE, USING A 20 TON CAPACITY WINCH. THE HOLE WAS TWO FEET TOO SHORT. THE DRILLER OPERATED THE WINCH CONTROLS AND RAISED THE PIPE OUT OF THE HOLE. THE CREW STARTED TO SHOVE THE CONDUCTOR PIPE BACK TOWARDS THJE V-DOOR FOR STORAGE. THE PIPE SLIPPED THROUGH THE CHAIN, STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1. HE SUSTAINED INTERNAL INJURIES WHICH WERE FATAL.
Keywords: chain, wire rope, slip, pipe, struck by, gas well drilling, winch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1154509 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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