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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at MERCER WELL SERVICE in Mentone, Texas

DATE: 12/06/16

An employee was unscrewing lock pins from a wellhead to remove a tubing hanger when an L-80 joint of tubing and hanger was ejected from the frac valve due to the pressure-to-weight differential. The tubing and hanger struck the employee’s back, fracturing the L1 vertebra.

Report ID 20161211382  
Date 12/06/2016  
UPA 1162332  
Primary NAICS 213111  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 322 Lumbar region
Source 499 Parts and materials, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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