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Accident: 201090289 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Rod From Derrick

Accident: 201090289 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 07/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620653110/22/19961389Grayson Services
At approximately 2:35 p.m. on July 12, 1996, Employee #1, a derrickman for Grayson Service Inc., was working on rig #32 on the commission oil lease in Santa Paula, CA, The oil well service crew was almost done for the day, and Employee #1 and a coworker were instructed by the head well puller to tie back the hanging rods in the derrick so they would not turn in the wind. Employee #1 was tying back the rods when a 7/8 in. rod fell and struck his left foot. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization. The rod fell because the rod fingers that held it in the derrick were bent into a wide open position.
Keywords: derrick, derrickman, work rules, oil well servicing, struck by, falling object, mech malfunction, oil rig, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126206531 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, extractive occupations

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