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Accident: 200642981 - Employee Falls From A Man Basket And Dies

Accident: 200642981 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 08/11/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30664663908/12/20041381Patterson-Uti Drilling Company
On August 11, 2004, Employee #1 and a coworker were working from an elevated man-basket supported by a rough terrain-type forklift. They were not attached to the fork assembly. When Employee #1 moved from the right rear corner to the front left of the basket, he slid off the forks and fell 17 ft to the ground. Employee #1 received a concussion and died.
Keywords: unsecured, oil well drilling, struck against, industrial truck, fall, fall protection, concussion, elevated work plat, gas well drilling, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306646639 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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