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Accident: 200813293 - One Well Worker Killed, Another Injured, As Snub Line Breaks

Accident: 200813293 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 12/16/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31555745412/16/20111381Ryan Drilling Dba O'Ryan Drilling
On December 16, 2011, some employees were engaged in drilling operations. Among those operations was torqueing a pipe down a hole. The snub line they were using broke, as did the breakout tong cable. These breakages caused the assembly to move around at a fast speed and strike the two employees. One employee was seriously injured. He was transported to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. The other employee died. The injury line of the narrative mentioned only one employee.
Keywords: head, rotating parts, oil well drilling, struck by, gas well drilling, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315557454 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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