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Accident: 201360385 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Sheave Housing On Oil Rig

Accident: 201360385 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 08/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30103286808/18/19971311Southern Oilfield Services, Inc.
Employee #1, of Southern Oilfield Services Inc., was removing a drill collar base plate from around the drill collar. The air hoist was being operated by an employee of Murco Drilling Corporation. Employee #1 was attempting to break loose three bolts in the base plate when a 1/2 in. wire rope cable parted. This allowed the drill collar to slide down the mouse hold. Employee #1 was crushed against the sheave housing and the drilling rig floor. He was killed.
Keywords: wire rope, work rules, oil well drilling, broken cable, drill collar, equipment failure, caught between, crushed, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301032868 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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