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Report: Contact with objects and equipment, unspecified at Cactus Drilling Company in Kermit, Texas

DATE: 04/28/18

A crew was installing a top drive track during a rig move when it became hung up on a girt. The top drive track was freed and whipped, striking an employee in the head. The employee suffered broken right cheek bones, a broken jaw bone, and a right shoulder injury.

Report ID 2018044099  
Date 04/28/2018  
UPA 1332626  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 138 Multiple face locations
Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Event 60 Contact with objects and equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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