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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Brigad Energy Services, LLC in Mentone, Texas

DATE: 09/11/19

Employees were rigging up a work-over rig. One of the rig wires caught on a 1-inch ball valve and the pressure from the rig rising caused the valve to be sent up as a projectile. It struck an employee on the right side of the face and forehead, fracturing his skull. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 2019099501  
Date 09/11/2019  
UPA 1497756  
Inspection 1430849  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 113 Skull
Source 423 Valves, nozzles
Secondary Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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