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Accident: 170695696 - Employee Injured By Falling Torque Bar

Accident: 170695696 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 09/15/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11991414109/21/19921311California Production Service Inc.
Employee #1 was 15 ft below an oil derrick tightening an oil union. A coworker, the derrick hand, was 15 ft aloft on the rig platform setting the horse's head on the unit. As the coworker removed the horse handling bar (4 ft by 2 3/8 in.), it fell on Employee #1, striking him on the back. Employee #1 was hospitalized and then released. Employee #1 was issued a written and verbal warning for violating the employer's operating orders. No citation was issued.
Keywords: derrick, maintenance, work rules, oil well drilling, back, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119914141 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction

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