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Accident: 14518880 - Employee Killed When Struck By Ear Of Drill Unit Elevator

Accident: 14518880 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/20/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
162375004/24/19841381Dean Shank Drilling Co Inc
Employee #1, a roughneck, was working on a drilling operation when the drill pipe and wash pipe became lodged. He attempted to release the slips with a clockwise rotation of the elevator once latched to the drill stem collar. Releasing the clutch and engaging the throttle caused an instant rotation of the pipe and elevator. The elevator ear struck Employee #1 and killed him.
Keywords: head, rotating parts, work rules, drill pipe, oil well drilling, struck by, elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1623750 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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