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Accident: 200810083 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Sand Line Cutter

Accident: 200810083 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 03/08/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12131810903/11/19961389R & H Well Service, Inc.
Employee #1, age 18, was part of a well servicing crew that was pulling tubing from a well after a swabbing job. A sand line cutter and drop bar had been used earlier to sever the sand line, and they were still in the hole. As the tubing was being raised, a gas pocket was encountered, liquid began to bubble up, and the cutter and drop bar were ejected out of the hole. Employee #1 was impaled in the chest by the cutter. He was transported to the hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: chest, ejected, well service rig, impaled, work rules, well, oil well servicing, struck by, flying object, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 121318109 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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