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Accident: 755504 - Employee Dies, Another Injured In Oil Rig Collapse

Accident: 755504 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 04/27/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850728604/28/19951381Norton Drilling Company
Employee #1 was working on an oil drilling rig when he was struck and pinned by a collapsing section of a telescoping derrick. He was killed. Employee #2 was working on a platform 50 feet in the air when a section of the rig collapsed. He was pinned to the guardrail by pipes stored on the platform.
Keywords: derrick, collapse, pinned, oil well drilling, pipe, struck by, falling object, oil rig
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108507286 Fatality Asphyxia Milling and planing machine operators
2 108507286 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Drilling and boring machine operators

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