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Accident: 14495451 - Fall From Oil Rig Stabbing Board

Accident: 14495451 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 12/04/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
84279912/12/19841389Dannys Casing Crews Inc
THE EMPLOYEES WERE RUNNING CASING INTO A WELL BEING DRILLED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING THE STABBING BOARD ON THE DERRICK. THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY WAS OPERATING THE RIG CONTROLS. TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING ON THE FLOOR. EMPLOYEE #1 MISSED A JOINT OF SHORT CASING WITH THE ELEVATOR. HE UNHOOKED HIS SAFETY BELT TO STEP OUT ON THE ELEVATORS IN AN EFFORT TO LATCH THE JOINT OF CASING INTO THE ELEVATORS. HIS FEET SLIPPED AND HE FELL 40 FEET TO THE RIG FLOOR. HIS HEAD STRUCK THE DRAW WORKS. HE KILLED INSTANTLY. SNOW WAS FALLING HEAVILY AND WAS PACKED DOWN HARD WHERE THE EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING, MAKING THE WORKING SURFACES VERY SLIPPERY. VISIBILITY WAS APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: derrick, head, oil well drilling, safety belt, stabbing board, fall, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 842799 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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