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Accident: 200552792 - Employee Killed After Falling From Derrick

Accident: 200552792 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/31/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30595802704/01/20031381Dbl Drilling, Inc.
On March 31, 2003, Employee #1 was assembling a derrick on a rig platform. He was raised in a boatswain chair being elevated by an air tugger to access the mid-section of the derrick. He had attached the dog pins on the west side of the derrick. He then unhooked the boatswain chair and air tugger line and walked around on the north side of the derrick to the fixed ladder on the east side of the derrick. He set the dog pins on the southeast side of the tower. He was killed when he lost his grip and fell 50 feet from the derrick striking his head on an air compressor tank.
Keywords: derrick, platform, rigging, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305958027 Fatality Concussion Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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