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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106589351 - D & S Machine And Welding, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 106589351Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 07/19/1995

D & S Machine And Welding, Inc.
9 Mi W & 5 Mi. S.
Scott City, KS 67871
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 461, Ness City, KS 67871

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/11/1996
Close Case:01/11/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14415582Event: 07/17/1995Employee Dies In Fall When Struck By Counterweight
Employee #1 was removing wristpins for relocation on crank arms, which were suspended with a chained counterweight attached to a hook and cable from a gin pole truck. When bolts attaching the weight to the crank arm pulled free from its manufactured base, the free counterweight struck Employee #1, causing him to fall to the ground. A coworker witnessed the fall. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: gin pole, maintenance, counterbalance, equipment failure, truck, fall, oil well servicing, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106589351 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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