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Accident: 202464145 - Employee'S Arm Is Amputated When Pulled Into Well Cathead

Accident: 202464145 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/07/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019363608/08/20061711Carter Pump & Machine, Inc.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on August 7, 2006, Employee #1 was working as a rig helper at a water well located in an agricultural field. He was using a cathead and cathead line to aid in the threading of segments of well tubing. He became entangled in line on the cathead of the production rig and was pulled into the cathead. He was hospitalized for the amputation of his left arm.
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, well, cathead, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310193636 Hospitalized injury Amputation Drillers, oil well FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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