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Accident: 200812626 - Employee Is Struck By Liquid Under Pressure, Later Dies

Accident: 200812626 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 05/19/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31188395305/19/20081381C. C. Forbes Company
On May 19, 2008, four employees were preparing to make a connection during horizontal drilling activities. When the kelly hose became caught on a post, they pushed it up and over the post. Either it became stuck on a valve or a nipple failed behind the valve to the mud pressure gauge. Liquid was released at 2,000 psi and threw Employee #1 into a corner, where his head struck equipment. He was air-lifted to a hospital, where he died later that day.
Keywords: head, struck against, equipment failure, hose, line connector, pressure piping, high pressure, valve, oil rig, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311883953 Fatality Puncture Drillers, oil well

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