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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 875120 - Employee Killed By Falling 2,100 Lb Tool

Accident: 875120 -- Report ID: 0932030 -- Event Date: 01/11/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11056525601/13/19931381Veco Drilling, Inc.
Employee #1 was helping to lift a whip stock to the vertical position. The nylon strap used to raise the tool suddenly broke, allowing the 2,100 lb metal whip stock tool to fall onto Employee #1. Employee #1 was crushed to death.
Keywords: severed, hoisting mechanism, oil well drilling, equipment failure, crushed, sling, falling object, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110565256 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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