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Accident: 64232.015 - Employee Falls From Derrick And Is Killed

Accident: 64232.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 07/03/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
983857.01507/03/2014Heart Land Drilling, Inc. Rig#4
At 2:00 p.m. on July 3, 2014, an employee was working for a firm engaged in oil and gas well drilling. He was on a derrick and he was moving a drill collar. The employee was wearing personal protective equipment and the attachment point on his safety harness failed. He fell 17.7 meters (58 feet). He sustained injuries from contact with the rig floor and the drill collar pup joint and he was killed . Another worker was injured, but he was not hospitalized.
Keywords: derrick, drill collar, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, gas well drilling, oil rig, oil well drilling, ppe, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 983857.015 35 M Fatality Drillers, oil well

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