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Accident: 201117017 - Employee Injured While Working On A Rig

Accident: 201117017 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12603482612/12/20031389Western Drilling Inc.
At 11:55 a.m. on November 10, 2003, Employee #1, the site supervisor, and coworkers were aligning and installing the top flange of the wall head on a rig. As Employee #1 placed his left hand under the flange to align the bolts, the top flange dropped and pinned his left hand under the flange. Employee #1yelled, and a coworker lifted the rig blocks. This raised the flange, and Employee #1's hand was released. The employee was taken by private vehicle to a private industrial clinic, where he was hospitalized, treated, and released.
Keywords: amputated, blocks, finger, work rules, hoist, caught between, falling object, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126034826 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, extractive occupations

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