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Accident: 200556058 - Drill Rig Worker Is Killed When Hit By Air Hoist Equipment

Accident: 200556058 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/12/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31303002504/13/20101381Unit Texas Drilling Llc
On April 12, 2010, Employee #1, a worker with a Texas drilling company, was acting as a spotter for the air hoist operator during the process of bringing the rig down. The air hoist line was being used to support the end of the flow line that had been disconnected from the bottom of the rig. A rough terrain forklift was being used to support the other end of the flow line. As the air hoist was lowering the flow line, the headache ball on the air hoist cable slid down the outside of the handrail onto the drilling rig, striking Employee #1 in the head. He was killed.
Keywords: head, rigging, drill operator, hoisting mechanism, struck by, headache ball, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313030025 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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