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Accident: 200981132 - Well Rig Worker Dies After Climbing Assist Device Fails

Accident: 200981132 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 02/02/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31450746802/17/20111381Sst Energy Corporation
On February 2, 2011, an employee was working as a derrickman at an oil or gas well. He was climbing down the rig's derrick ladder, when the climbing assist device he was using failed. He fell between 50 and 70 feet (15.2 to 21.3 meters) onto the rig's dog house. He was hospitalized on that day. He died, on February 15, 2011, of complications from a lung injury.
Keywords: derrick, lung, derrickman, ladder, equipment failure, drill rig--non-oil, fall, fall protection, derrick platform, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314507468 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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