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Report: Entangled in other object or equipment at Patterson UTI Drilling Company, LLC in Houston, Texas

DATE: 06/05/15

An employee was pulled off of the drill floor by a tugger line. The employee was standing behind a safety gate holding the hoist line to put tension on it so it would not get tangled in the hoist drum. Something made the line jerk; the employee did not let go and was pulled over the safety gate, sliding down what the employer called a beaver slide. He was hospitalized to repair his badly damaged hand. He also had 23 stitches put in his head and three fractured vertebrae.

Report ID 2015060215  
Date 06/05/2015  
UPA 990151  
Inspection 1068744  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 4226 Wire, cables-nonelectrical
Event 644 Entangled in other object or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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