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Accident: 170615041 - Employee Breaks Ankles In Fall From Monkey Board

Accident: 170615041 -- Report ID: 0950626 -- Event Date: 06/15/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11194908708/27/19931381Cleveland Drilling
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 15, 1993, an accident occurred at the Chevron Oil Lease well #341-31R, McKittrick, CA. During rigging up operations, Employee #1 fell approximately 15 feet from the fingers of the rig #6 monkey board. Employee #1 was climbing the fingers when the rope securing the fingers from movement broke. This caused the fingers to swing horizontally approximately 90 degrees. When the fingers stopped, Employee #1 lost his grip and fell to the ground. Employee #1 was taken to Bakersfield Memorial Hospital suffering from fractures to both ankles.
Keywords: fracture, rope, oil well drilling, fall, fall protection, derrick platform, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111949087 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, extractive occupations

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