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Accident: 200041366 - Employee Suffers Injury When Struck By Falling Elevators

Accident: 200041366 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 11/21/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31157004811/26/20071389Mesa Well Services
The crew of an oil well servicing rig was rigging down equipment at a well site in preparation for downtime during the Thanksgiving weekend. A coworker was lowering the traveling block with attached elevators and bales. Employee #1 was sitting on the rig deck below the mast in the process of removing a flange from the wellhead, when the operator lost control of the traveling block. The elevators and block fell, striking the Employee #1 in the back and shoulders causing injuries.
Keywords: rigging, shoulder, blocks, back, oil rig mast, fall, struck by, wellhead, elevator, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311570048 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Drillers, oil well

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