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Accident: 170696637 - Employee Struck In Face By Pressure Head Assembly

Accident: 170696637 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 11/19/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11979150701/07/19941389West Haz Mat Drilling
Employee #1 was pressure grouting a well. The pressure head assembly had been secured to the well head with pvc glue. During pressurization, the glue failed, causing the pressure head to fly off and strike the employee in the face.
Keywords: glue, equipment failure, high pressure, oil well servicing, struck by, wellhead, flying object, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119791507 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drillers, earth

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