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Accident: 200212892 - Employee Is Struck By Bolt And Is Killed

Accident: 200212892 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 04/01/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31523291804/02/20111381Orion Drilling Company Llc Altair Rig #7
On April 1, 2011, Employee #1, an employee of Orion Drilling Company LLC Altair Rig #7, was working on a rigging up process. The bolt, part of a counter-weight on the drilling rig's climbing assist, fell from approximately 142 ft high and struck Employee #1 on the head. The bolt was approximately 10 in. long by 1.5 in. wide and weighed approximately 8 lbs. Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat, but the bolt broke through the hard hat. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, rigging, hard hat, counterbalance, ppe, equipment failure, bolt, struck by, falling object, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315232918 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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