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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 137746.015 Event: 07/29/2021Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Drill Pipe
At 5:00 p.m. on July 29, 2021, the employee connected a new drill pipe and start ed shoveling spoils from the same area. At some point, the pipe fell and struck the employee on the back of the head. The employee was killed due to a skull fra cture from the falling pipe.
Keywords: connecting, drill pipe, falling object, fracture, head, shovel, skull, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1545269.015 Fatality Drillers, earth

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