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Accident: 201362258 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Into Deep Oil Well

Accident: 201362258 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 12/01/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30665771912/01/20041389Rapad Drilling & Well Service, Inc.
On December 1, 2004, Employee #1 was working as a derrick man of a five member crew assigned to service a 15,777 foot deep oil well. The crew began servicing the oil well, removing existing piping from the well to install the new pipes back into the well. They worked for two hours before they stopped to unload the pipes. Employee #1 came down from the derrick to assist the other employees unload the pipes. After unloading the new pipes, Employee #1 climbed up the ladder of the derrick to resume putting the pipes back into the well. Employee #1 stood on the monkey board waiting for the elevator to return. Employee #1 reached into the well to insert a pipe, and fell 50 feet from the monkey board onto the rig floor, sustaining a massive head injury. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: board, derrick, installing, ladder, lubricating fluid, truck, fall, pipe, elevated work plat
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306657719 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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