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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14435390 Event: 02/12/1988Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Rig
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on February 12, 1988, Employee #1 and a coworker were lowering the blocks on an oil well. Employee #1 was approximately 28 ft away from the wellhead when the blocks struck the polished rig. The polished rig flew up in the air and then fell, striking Employee #1 in the chest and head. He was killed.
Keywords: chest, head, blocks, work rules, oil well servicing, struck by, flying object, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100925221 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Drillers, oil well

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