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Accident: 79892.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling A-Leg

Accident: 79892.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 09/24/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1095052.01509/24/2015Noram Drilling Company
At 9:00 a.m. on September 24, 2015, an employee was working for a firm that dril led oil and gas wells. He was performing rig-up activities. He was standing up a n A-leg and the crane lifted the A-leg. The employee installed a pin intended to hold the A-leg in place. The crane operator unhooked from the A-leg and moved t he crane's boom away. The employee was hammering on something, possibly the ladd er on the A-leg. There was supposed to be a keeper in the pin to keep it from co ming out of position. The keeper was not in the pin. It is unclear whether the e mployee removed the pin or if it was accidentally knocked out. In either case, t he A-leg fell, striking the employee. He sustained blunt force trauma to his hea d and neck. The employee was killed from his injuries.
Keywords: atv, boom, crane, crane boom, falling object, gas well drilling, head, neck, oil well drilling, restraining device, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1095052.015 24 M Fatality

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