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Accident: 200811024 - Employee Decapitated When Struck By Block And Cables

Accident: 200811024 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 10/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30411635310/10/20011389Westex Well Services, Lp
On October 10, 2001, Employee #1 was part of a well servicing crew in the process of pulling sucker rods and a pump from a production well. While the traveling blocks were being lowered to pull a portion of pipe, the drum brake was applied, but the traveling blocks did not slow or stop. As Employee #1 turned and attempted to run, he was struck from behind by a block and cables, resulting in his decapitation.
Keywords: brake, wire rope, blocks, well, pipe, struck by, decapitated, pump
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304116353 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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