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Accident: 200643203 - Oil Well Platform Fall Kills One Employee And Injures Other

Accident: 200643203 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/12/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30806273604/15/20051311Lamamco Drilling Company
On April 12, 2005, two oil well employees placed drill pipes and collars into the pipe rack located on a platform midway up the derrick. They were getting on to the derrick ladder when their retractable lifeline broke. The employees fell about 50 feet to the ground. One employee died from his injuries two days later in a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The other employee was hospitalized with an unspecified dislocation.
Keywords: derrick, head, lifeline, ladder, oil well drilling, equipment failure, dislocated, fall, fall protection, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308062736 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 308062736 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported

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