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Accident: 201340791 - Employee Killed When Hit By Wrench On Rotating Drill Pipe

Accident: 201340791 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 12/09/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30275749712/09/19991623Haines Construction Co.
Employee #1 was removing a 12-foot pipe stem from a horizontal drill pipe. Employee #1 used a 60-inch pipe wrench on the connection to hold the pipe stem in place. The job site foreman released his end and Employee #1 stepped up to the pipe to remove the pipe wrench when for undetermined reasons the pipe rotated. The pipe wrench that was still attached struck Employee #1 in the head and killed him.
Keywords: fracture, head, drill pipe, pipe wrench, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302757497 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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