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Accident: 87036.015 - Employee Falls From Drill Rig And Is Killed

Accident: 87036.015 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 07/14/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1162341.01507/14/2016C L Well Service Inc
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 14, 2016, Employee #1, a floor hand, was ser vicing a rig manufactured by Watson Hopper Inc., type GXHTA Serial number 2037, powered by a Cummins Detroit S-60 with a 475-550 horsepower engine. He was usin g a self-retracting lifeline manufactured by DBI SALA, serial number 093893, mod el number 3403600, date of manufacture 12-07, lot number 13407420, and a fall pr otection harness. Employee #1 climbed the west derrick ladder to access the tub ing board in order to install the shive needed for a wire line that would be dro pped down a hole with a detonation device to dislodge a stuck packer. Upon ente ring the tubing board, Employee #1 remained connected to the west self-retractin g lifeline instead of connecting to the rod basket fall protection system that w as mounted directly above him. Employee #1 still connected to the west self-ret racting lifeline crossed over the tubing board to the east side in order to acce ss the location were the shive was to be installed. A coworker was operating th e servicing rig, model number 74-AWT made by McKissick. After Employee #1 and t he coworker made eye contact a nod was given to raise the traveling block vertic ally. When the traveling block was raised it contacted the self-retracting life line that Employee #1 was connected to, raising him into the air until contact w as made with the rod basket. The self-retracting lifeline failed and Employee #1 fell approximately 70 feet and was killed.
Keywords: broken cable, caught in, combustible liquid, derrick, fall, rigging, safety belt, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1162341.015 28 M Fatality

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