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Accident: 170814149 - Employee'S Leg Is Injured When Caught In Hoist

Accident: 170814149 -- Report ID: 0950664 -- Event Date: 03/27/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12587704304/02/20091389Oil Well Service Company
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on March 27, 2009, employees of an oil well service company were completing a service operation. Employee #1 was assigned to clean the rig of residual crude oil that had accumulated when the well was closed. While he was cleaning the idle main hoist cable drum, a coworker engaged the hoist, causing the cable drum to rotate. Employee #1 then lost his balance, fell, and his left leg became caught between the cable drum and its 1 in. cable. As the cable tightened around the cable drum, his knee was crushed. Employee #1 was airlifted to Kern Medical Center for treatment, which included the amputation of his left leg.
Keywords: amputated, hoisting mechanism, wire rope, caught by, hoist, lockout, oil well servicing, lost balance, hoistline, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125877043 Hospitalized injury Amputation Drillers, oil well

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