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Accident: 85527.015 - Employee Struck By Pipe Wrench Is Killed

Accident: 85527.015 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 05/23/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1149718.01505/25/2016Weston Engineering, Inc
At 5:00 p.m. on May 23, 2016, an employee was standing on a platform in order to place a 48 inch steel pipe wrench onto the grooves of a sub in order to break the connection from the kelly. When the employee placed the pipe wrench onto the grooves, the driller was shifting gears in order to run the turntable to break the connection. As he was doing this, he went in the opposite direction than intended, which made the wrench come towards him. The wrench struck the employee in the head and he was killed from a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage.
Keywords: pipe, pipe wrench, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1149718.015 29 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras

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