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Accident: 200555324 - Employee Falls From Derrick And Is Killed

Accident: 200555324 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/13/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31152574508/14/20081389A & T Well Service Inc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 13, 2008, Employee #1, a derrickman, climbed a derrick of a rig to access the monkey board. This was the first time the monkey board had been accessed at this location. He was to prepare the monkey board to receive pipe that will be tripped into the hole. While securing the rear guardrail on the monkey board, the employee either tripped or slipped, which allowed the section to rotate past the point of where it was to be pinned. As it rotated, he was still holding onto the section. Employee #1 fell approximately 25 ft and was killed. The employee was not using fall protection.
Keywords: derrick, rigging, slip, tripped, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311525745 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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