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Accident: 76708.015 - Employee Is Injured During Fall From Oil Derrick

Accident: 76708.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 05/07/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1062667.01505/13/2015Geo. N Mitchell Drlg. Co., Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on May 7, 2015, Employee #1 was working as part of a crew and they were having trouble maintaining control of the drill collars during a drilling o peration. The employee was working alone at board level of 55 feet above the gr ound and Employee #2 was yelling to line up the drill collar. Employee #1 could not align the drill collar because of the weight of it and the angle the collar was leaning. When attempting to align the collar, it started to fall forward a nd Employee #1 could not hold onto it. He attempted to wrap his legs and arms a round the drill collar and slid down 55 feet to the ground where Employee #2 and a co-worker attempted to catch him. Employee #1 knocked both to the ground, in juring Employee #2's shoulder. Employee #1's injuries consisted of two broken ankles, a broken heel, and abrasions on both arms that came from him grabbing th e steel pipe.
Keywords: ankle, digger/derrick, fall, laceration, oil well drilling/servicing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1062667.015 32 M Hospitalized injury

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