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Accident: 200813012 - Employee Falls, Is Impaled By Debris And Killed

Accident: 200813012 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 04/01/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31361951204/01/20101381Robinson Drilling Of Texas, Ltd.
Employee #1 was working a rig to cement casings. Two valves were stuck on the cementing tree and would not rotate to "open". The casing was pressured up to 3,000 pounds. Employee #1 went up on twelve-foot ladder to hammer the valves. The second blow by the sledge hammer caused the valve to explosively open, releasing pressurized water. The water struck Employee #1, causing him to fall. The union may have struck and destroyed the ladder. Employee #1 fell and was impaled on ladder debris and killed.
Keywords: impaled, stuck, ladder, cementing, valve, fall, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 313619512 Fatality Cut/Laceration

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