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Accident: 201093838 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated When Caught In Tubing

Accident: 201093838 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 03/24/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12614417903/28/20001389Pool California Energy
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on March 24, 2000, an employee was testing tubing from an oil well hole. He removed the 3.5-in-diameter by 70-ft-long tubing, checked it for damage, and then replaced it for pressure testing. The employee placed the testing equipment inside the tube, attached to the end of the tube with a prong to keep it from falling into the tube. After testing, he removed the prong and the testing equipment fell into the tube. His left thumb was caught between the prong and the top of tubing, and was amputated. He was treated at the hospital and released.
Keywords: amputated, thumb, test equipment, oil well servicing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126144179 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Drillers, oil well

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