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Accident: 95419.015 - Worker Handling Drill Pipe Is Sickened By Heat

Accident: 95419.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1231269.01505/10/2017Hennings Bros. Drilling Company, Inc.
At 5:30 p.m. on May 9, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a construc tion drilling company, were engaged in excavation work, drilling a test hole for a domestic well. Employee #1 was assisting Coworker #1 by connecting a pipe, w hile Coworker #1 operated the drilling rig. Employee #1 began experiencing fing er cramping, stomach cramps, and shortness of breath. Emergency services were c alled, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and tre ated for possible heat illness related to the weather conditions.
Keywords: connecting, construction, drill, drill pipe, finger, heat, heat exhaustion, material handling, respiratory, stomach
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other Under $50,000 0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1231269.015 23 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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