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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company, Inc. in Odessa, Texas

DATE: 09/04/18

An employee was pinning the center section of a mast on a drilling rig when the pin was forced out of the pad eye connection and struck the employee on the right side of face, breaking bones.

Report ID 2018099098  
Date 09/04/2018  
UPA 1378731  
Primary NAICS 213111  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 130 Face, unspecified
Source 4219 Fasteners, 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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