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Accident: 170178990 - Employee Injured When Struck In Face By Pipe Wrench

Accident: 170178990 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004333609/09/19931311Unocal Energy Resources, Inc.
Two laborers were removing a tubing pump joint from the top of a progressing cavity pump, located on an oil extraction site. A 36-inch pipe wrench was being used to remove the joint. The foreman, Employee #1, standing nearby, was running water on the pump to keep it cool. The pipe wrench broke 10 inches from the base of the handle and struck Employee #1 in the face, fracturing his nose, several facial bones, and his skull.
Keywords: fracture, oil well drilling, pipe wrench, nose, skull, struck by, face, pump
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120043336 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, production occupations

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