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Report: Other fall to lower level, unspecified at Lone Star Well Service, LLC in Garden City, Texas

DATE: 11/29/17

A crew was pulling a second string of tubing out of a hole and was warming up a collar to break the connection. A swivel operator was spinning the swivel when an employee placed a 36-inch pipe wrench on the top part of the swivel, then placed a cheater bar on the pipe wrench. The swivel continued to turn clockwise with the pipe wrench and cheater bar attached. The employee was still holding onto the cheater bar when it started turning. The employee was then pulled and thrown off the rig floor, suffering a broken clavicle, broken ribs, collapsed right lung, and broken back.

Report ID 20171111337  
Date 11/29/2017  
UPA 1288528  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Event 4330 Other fall to lower level, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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