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Report: Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, unspecified at SPN Well Services in Pearsall, Texas

DATE: 01/20/19

An employee was attaching a pipe wrench to a saver sub in order to torque it to a power swivel. Once the pipe was attached, the power swivel unexpectedly began turning, causing the wrench to spin around and push the employee into the handrails on the rig floor. The employee suffered four broken ribs and internal bleeding.

Report ID 2019010683  
Date 01/20/2019  
UPA 1419149  
Primary NAICS 324110  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Secondary Source 7352 Wrenches-power not determined
Event 640 Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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