Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14557318 - Employee Struck In The Chest By Lead Tongs Of An Oil Rig

Accident: 14557318 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 09/09/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1496470409/11/19841381R G Drilling Co
ON RG DRILLING RIG #1, EMPLOYEE #1, A DRILLER, WAS TRYING TO TEACH THE MOTOR MAN HOW TO BECOME A DRILLER. HE WAS USING THE BACK-UP TONGS TO SHOW THE FLOOR HAND HOW TO HOLD THE LEAD TONGS. AT THIS TIME, THE MOTOR MAN, WHO IS LEFT-HANDED, PUSHED THE WRONG CONTROL. THE LEAD TONGS, HELD IN PLACE BY A SNUB LINE AT THE END, ROTATED TOWARD THE DRAWWORKS. THE PIPE GRIPS STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE CHEST. THE PIPE GRIPS ON THE LEAD TONGS WERE NOT CONNECTED. THE LINE FROM THE CATHEAD IS CONNECTED TO A PULLEY NEAR THE END OF THE LEAD TONGS. WHEN THE CONTROLS WERE ACTIVATED AND POWER WAS SUPPLIED, THIS PULLEY CAUSED THE TONGS TO ROTATE.
Keywords: chest, oil well drilling, drawworks, cathead, pipe, struck by, tongs, pulley, oil rig, lead
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14964704 Fatality Fracture Drillers, oil well

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close