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Accident: 561167 - Employee Killed When Struck By Hoist Bucket

Accident: 561167 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 01/24/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11039315402/05/19911389Air Equipment Rental, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 a.m. on January 24, 1991, Employee #1 was in charge of a three-man crew rigging up a laydown machine to hoist casings for a gas well. Employee #1 gave the crew instructions to place two 2 by 4 boards on the ground under the main pole used for the hoisting wire rope. When the bucket used to hoist the casings was first lifted, the boards broke, causing the bucket to drop about 3 ft and swing toward Employee #1. He could not get out of the way and was struck in the back of the head, sustaining a fatal skull fracture.
Keywords: board, fracture, gas well, hoisting mechanism, work rules, equipment failure, skull, oil well servicing, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110393154 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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