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Accident: 14511133 - Struck By Falling Section Of Tubing From Derrick Elevator.

Accident: 14511133 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 05/23/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
191149405/23/19851389Bennies Well Service Co Inc
THE REWORK CREW HAD REMOVED A STRING OF MIXED TUBING (OVERSIZED-2 3/8" AND LINE-2"). WHEN THEY REINSERTED THE DRILL STRING, THE FIRST TWO SECTIONS USED WERE OVERSIZED. NO INSERTS WERE NEEDED TO HOOK THESE TO THE ELEVATOR. THE THIRD SECTION, HOWEVER, WAS 2" LINE PIPE. WHEN THE HANDS CONNECTED THE ELEVATOR TO THE TUBING, THEY FORGOT TO USE THE INSERTS. AS THE RIG OPERATOR BEGAN LIFTING THE SECTION OFF THE HORIZONTAL RACK, THE SECTION END HIT THE ELEVATOR AND SLID ON THROUGH, STRIKING THE DRILL HANDS. THE EMPLOYEES WERE NOT WEARING ANY HEAD PROTECTION.
Keywords: derrick, drill pipe, oil well drilling, struck by, elevator, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1911494 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 1911494 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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