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Accident: 201371366 - Employee Strikes Head, Falls, And Is Killed

Accident: 201371366 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 03/11/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31415484003/12/20101381Nomac Drilling Inc
On March 11, 2010, Employee #1, a derrick hand, was working from a 4 ft by 28 in. portable platform, 18 ft high. He was trying to free a wind tarp brace that was wedged between a dog house and the drilling rig, while moving the dog house to a new well pad. He struck his head on the steel skid rail, lost his balance, and fell from the platform. Employee #1 fractured his skull and was killed. He was not wearing any fall protection. He was wearing a helmet, but it fell off during his fall.
Keywords: derrick, fracture, head, derrickman, struck against, fall, fall protection, derrick platform
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314154840 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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