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Accident: 201680949 - Employee Injured After Being Struck By Hydraulic Tongs

Accident: 201680949 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 06/17/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30370156906/18/20021381Nabors Alaska Drilling Incorporated
On June 17, 2002, Employee #1 was operating hydraulic tongs to make up casing joints. When the employee started to release the tongs from the casing, the tong's dies caught the casing causing the tongs to swing around. The tongs struck Employee #1 in the mouth and pinned him between the top drive guide rail and the tongs. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: die, fracture, shoulder, mouth, pinned, caught between, struck by, tongs, guide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303701569 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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