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Accident: 316283076 - Drill Equipment Operator Dies From Falling Valve

Accident: 316283076 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 01/23/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31628307601/23/20121389Air Equipment Rental, Inc
On January 23, 2012, Employee#1, a drilling equipment operator working on a drilling rig for Air Equipment Rental, Inc., was using rotary tongs to install drill pipes. A plug valve (S.P.M. Flow Control Inc. two in. plug valve) became disconnected from the top of the drill pipe, fell approximately 40 feet, striking the employee on the head. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: head, pipe plug, well service rig, oil well drilling, struck by, concussion, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316283076 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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