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Accident: 170785679 - Two Employees Injured When Struck By Pipe Wrench

Accident: 170785679 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/11/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12586734101/07/19991381Paul Graham Drilling & Services Company
Employees #1 and #2, who worked for Paul Graham Drilling, were part of a five-man crew servicing an oil well in Brentwood, CA. The sucker rods became stuck, and Employees #1 and #2 and a coworker put torque on them using two 24 in. long pipe wrenches. After about 10 turns, the coworker backed off. Employee #1 also let go, causing Employee #2 to lose control of his wrench. The wrench spun backward and struck Employees #1 and #2 on their heads. Employee #1 sustained a fractured skull above his left ear while Employee #2 received a laceration to his forehead.
Keywords: wrench, fracture, forehead, oil well drilling, pipe wrench, laceration, skull, struck by, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125867341 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drillers, oil well
2 125867341 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Drillers, oil well

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