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Accident: 200813244 - Employee Is Killed When Struck In Head By Cable

Accident: 200813244 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 06/25/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31527762406/25/20111381Acme Energy Services Inc., Dba Big Dog Drilling
On June 25, 2011, Employee #1 and his coworkers had completed rig up and were preparing to drill when a leak was noticed at the cellar jet line. A union on the 6-inch diameter discharge line was leaking. Employee #1 went under the sub to make the repair. The line had broken and a steel cable was used to pick up the line in conjunction with a large rope wrapped around the cathead. The wind was blowing and the rope got tangled with the cable in the mast, which pulled the cable and struck Employee #1 in the chin with enough force that it picked him up and threw him into the I-beams of the sub. He was airlifted to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: beam, head, rigging, hoisting mechanism, boom, rope, struck against, caught by, abrasion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315277624 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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