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Accident: 201761608 - Employee Killed When He Falls From Oil Derrick

Accident: 201761608 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 05/29/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30450803905/29/20021382Patterson Uti Drilling
On May 29, 2002, Employee #1 was part of a crew that was dismantling an oil rig to move it to another site. He was not using any form of fall protection and it had been raining, making the derrick slick. He was walking down the derrick to attach a chain so the derrick could be loaded onto a truck. He slipped and fell 16 ft into the truck and was killed.
Keywords: derrick, dismantling, work rules, oil well drilling, slip, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, oil rig, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304508039 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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