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Accident: 201093671 - Employee Injured Working On Water Drilling Rig

Accident: 201093671 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 01/18/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12614385801/24/20001781Floyd Wells Inc.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on January 18, 2000, Employee #1 was working on a water well drilling machine. A sanding case had become plugged and Employee #1 was taking off the cone to clean it out. Employee #1 had forgotten to turn off the pressurized mud line which had about 60 psi pressure. When Employee #1 got the cone off, the pressurized mud hit him in the chest and threw him back. Employee #1 fell with his head hitting the joint of a metal pipe on the machine. Employee #1 received a cut to the head and was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.
Keywords: head, sand, drilling mud, clogged, laceration, drill rig--non-oil, struck by, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other Under $50,000 50
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126143858 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Drillers, earth FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Other

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