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Accident: 772848 - Employee Crushed By Well Unit Traveling Block

Accident: 772848 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 02/22/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10664687002/24/19891389Davidson Well Service
EMPLOYEE #1 AND A WELL-SERVICING CREW HAD GONE TO A WELL LOCATION TO REPAIR THE WELL'S TUBING. THEY PULLED THE TUBING OUT OF THE WELL UNTIL THEY FOUND THE DEFECTIVE POINT, WHICH WAS REPLACED. AS THE TUBING WAS BEING PUT BACK IN THE WELL, THE METAL FAILED WHERE THE MAST WAS CONNECTED TO THE UNIT. WHEN THE MAST FELL, THE TRAVELING BLOCK FELL ON EMPLOYEE #1. AN INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE GUYLINES WERE INCORRECTLY POSITIONED AND THAT THE HAMMER-DRIVEN STAKES ANCHORING THE GUYLINES WERE INADEQUATE. CITATIONS WERE ISSUED FOR THESE CONDITIONS.
Keywords: work rules, well, oil rig mast, stakes, guy, oil well servicing, struck by, crane block, falling object, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106646870 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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