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Accident: 200555217 - Employee Falls From Ladder, Later Dies

Accident: 200555217 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/15/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31152360904/16/20081381Sandia Drilling Co Llc
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on April 15, 2008, Employee #1was descending a ladder on oil drilling rig #6. Employee #1 was wearing a body harness that was hooked into the rig's counter weighted ladder climbing device. For some reason, the self-retracting lifeline was not in place. Employee #1 fell approximately 60 ft to the rig floor. Employee #1 sustained head and back injuries. Employee #1 was flown to a local hospital, where he died on April 17, 2008.
Keywords: head, lifeline, ladder, oil well drilling, descending, back, fall, fall protection, tie-off, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311523609 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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