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Report: Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet at K & M Well Service, LLC in Big Lake, Texas

DATE: 05/10/18

An employee on a work over rig went to the rig platform to relieve the rig operator. Wind was blowing very hard (30 to 40 mph) with gusts. An umbrella was attached to a handrail to protect employees from elements and blowing dust. The employee was adjusting the umbrella when a strong gust blew him off of the rig platform. The gust carried the umbrella, the 4-5 foot handrail, and the employee over the edge. He fell approximately 15 feet to the ground, breaking his femur.

Report ID 2018054547  
Date 05/10/2018  
UPA 1337105  
Primary NAICS 213111  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 511 Thigh(s)
Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Secondary Source 9272 High winds, gusts, turbulence
Event 4333 Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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