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Accident: 200981124 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Mud From Standpipe

Accident: 200981124 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 01/04/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31450732801/06/20111381Unit Drilling Company
On January 4, 2011, Employee #1, a motorman of an oil drilling rig was, struck by an unexpected release of pressurized drilling mud when a threaded nibble connection on the pipe stand came loose. Employee #1 was also burned when the mud struck an energized halogen light fixture on the rig and ignited. Employee #1 died as a result of the injuries he sustained from the accident.
Keywords: burn, standpipe, lighting fixture, oil well drilling, explosion, pressure piping, oil well servicing, struck by, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314507328 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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