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Accident: 200810216 - Employees Injured When Oil Rig Collapses

Accident: 200810216 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 03/04/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30057342503/04/19971381Patterson Drilling
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30057343303/04/19971389Allen'S Casing Crews, Inc.
Employees #1 through #3 were part of a casing crew that was working on a rig with a drilling company that was working the controls. Toward the end of the morning tour, the derrick A-legs came away from their moorings and the derrick collapsed. Employee #2 was at a height of approximately 45 ft in the derrick, and was injured. Employee #3, sustained a broken jaw. Employee #1, the driller, was struck and suffered bruised ribs and lacerations.
Keywords: derrick, unsecured, work rules, fracture, collapse, oil well drilling, struck by, face, falling object, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300573425 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 300573433 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 300573433 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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