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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 895284 - Oklahoma Rebel Drilling Co

Inspection Information - Office: Oklahoma City

Nr: 895284Report ID: 0627700Open Date: 01/24/1985

Oklahoma Rebel Drilling Co
Hwy 18 West
Kendrick, OK 74040
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: Po Box 125, Cleveland, OK 74020

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/24/1985
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:02/12/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14494694Event: 01/19/1985Employee Killed In Fall When Oil Rig Overturns In Wind
Employee #1 was working on the racking board of an oil well drilling rig. There were 64 sections of drill pipe racked in the board: 48 on the windward side and 16 on the downwind side. The mast was guyed by four lines from the crown to the deadmen buried in the ground, but the racking board was not guyed. A strong gust of wind from the north moved some of the racked drill pipe to the south. The racking board bent and the rig tipped over. Employee #1 suffered multiple injuries in the fall and was killed. He was wearing a safety belt with a lanyard fastened to a railing.
Keywords: high wind, unsecured, work rules, oil well drilling, guy, fall, oil rig, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 895284 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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