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Report: Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet at Basic Energy Services, L.P. in Big Spring, Texas

DATE: 05/11/17

A well-servicing rig crew was tripping pipe out of a hole when the safety pin on the tongs (torqueing device) broke, allowing the tongs to strike an employee and knock him off the work platform. He fell 10 feet, fracturing his ribs and back and lacerated his liver.

Report ID 2017054302  
Date 05/11/2017  
UPA 1212876  
Inspection 1232618  
Primary NAICS 213112  
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
Secondary Source 7254 Tongs-powered
Event 4332 Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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