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Report: Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet at Reliable Production Service LLC in White Castle, Louisiana

DATE: 07/26/17

The injured employee was standing on a wellhead that weighed about 8,000 pounds. The wellhead was sitting on a ring gasket about 10 feet off the floor. While the employee was unlatching the chain from the elevator to the wellhead, his colleague moved the elevator. The employee and the wellhead fell about 10 feet to the ground. The employee was hospitalized for a lacerated liver and spleen, as well as multiple fractures, which included several ribs, the pelvis, and the left arm.

Report ID 2017077207  
Date 07/26/2017  
UPA 1249959  
Primary NAICS 238910  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 330 Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Event 4332 Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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