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Accident: 200813236 - Employees Are Struck And Killed By Exploding Bushing

Accident: 200813236 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 06/11/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31527754106/11/20111381Robinson Drilling Of Texas, Ltd.
On June 11, 2011, Employees #1 and #2 were making up a mouse hole connection. Employees #1 and #2 were pushing the kelly toward the mouse hole. While one employee was pulling the kelly, it almost stabbed the pipe. One employee twisted to get the tongs. As the employee turned to get the tongs, the kelly bushing blew apart. Pieces of the bushing struck Employees #1 and #2 in the head, killing them.
Keywords: head, equipment operator, explosion, bearing, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315277541 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
2 315277541 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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