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Accident: 200642957 - Employee Dies After Fall From Derrick Ladder

Accident: 200642957 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 07/12/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30664627407/29/20041389Basic Energy Services
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on July 12, 2004, Employee #1 was on the derrick ladder of a work-over rig when he was struck by the drilling line he was attempting to untangle during the rig-up operations. He fell approximately 15 feet to the rig floor and then another 4 feet to the ground resulting in a broken leg. He was hospitalized and surgery was performed to place a metal rod into his leg to repair the broken bone. He was released on July 14, 2004 to recover at home. On July 28, 2004, after leaving the local Wal-Mart store with a friend, while they were driving away, Employee #1 went into convulsions and turned blue from the waist up. He died within a short period of time. His death is presumed to be related to the accident.
Keywords: derrick, fracture, fall, struck by, oil rig, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306646274 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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