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Accident: 170247274 - Driller Dies After Struck On Head

Accident: 170247274 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 11/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11145804812/03/19911381Finley Drilling Co Inc
At 9:45 a.m. on November 30, 1991, a safety strap failed when an air line fitting broke on a Gardner & Denver drill rig, model #1500. The broken fitting and a 2 in. hose, propelled by 200 to 250 psi of air pressure, flew approximately 7 ft and struck Employee #1 in the head as he operated the drill rig from the operator's station. He died at 3:00 p.m. on December 7, 1991.
Keywords: air pressure, fracture, head, oil well drilling, equipment failure, hose, struck by, flying object, air line, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111458048 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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