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Accident: 200642734 - Employee Killed When Struck By Kelly Bushing And Drill Slips

Accident: 200642734 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 05/23/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30663701805/24/20031311Alexander Drilling, Inc.
On May 23, 2003, Kelly Bushing and drill slips were blown out of the rig floor by 150 pounds of compressed air used to clean out the conductor hole. The compressed air went down the Kelly Bushing into the conductor cassing, and then proceeded up between the Kelly Bushing and the conductor pipe/casing, blowing the Kelly Bushing and the drill pipe slips out of the drilling table. The airborne drill pipe slips and Kelly Bushing struck Employee #1's upper body area and killed him.
Keywords: drill collar, kelly bushing, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306637018 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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