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Accident: 200810794 - Employee Killed When Struck By Oil Well Counterweights

Accident: 200810794 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 08/01/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30058081808/02/20001389Reef Chemical Company Inc.
Employee #1, a treater/driver for Reef Chemical Company, Inc., was treating a well in an oil field approximately 4.2 miles south of Pyote, TX. As he was working, Employee #1 was apparently struck by the unguarded pump-jack counterweights on his left lower jaw and head, and was killed. A contract pumper for Great Western Drilling, the owners and operators of the lease, discovered Employee #1's body that afternoon, and called the authorities.
Keywords: head, well service rig, counterbalance, work rules, oil well servicing, struck by, oil rig, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300580818 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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