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Accident: 972034 - Employee Injured When Struck In The Face By Pipe Tongs

Accident: 972034 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10563865408/19/19911381Grace Drilling Co
A cathead valve fail to close all the way, causing the tongs to pop off a drilling pipe and strike Employee #1 in the face. He was hospitalized with facial lacerations.
Keywords: drill pipe, oil well drilling, laceration, valve, cathead, struck by, tongs, face, gas well drilling, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105638654 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Drillers, oil well

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