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Accident: 200783298 - Employee Killed In Drilling Rig Accident

Accident: 200783298 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 10/05/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30748698510/06/20041381Grey Wolf Drilling
On October 5, 2004, Employee #1 of Grey Wolf, Inc. was killed after being struck by tongs that released unexpectedly. The tongs flew back to the operator's station, striking the cage in which Employee #1 was located. The impact jarred the cage loose, and it was the loose cage itself that struck Employee #1. He died shortly after as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: personnel cage, gas well, oil well drilling, well, struck by, tongs, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307486985 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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