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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Blue Line Drilling Co., L.L.C. in Carlsbad, Texas

DATE: 12/22/18

Employees at a rig were removing a section of piping from a basket using an air hoist. The piece of piping was lifted from the basket and raised about 2 feet high, at which point a second piece of piping leaning against the same basket (called a reacher pipe) was bumped. The reacher pipe fell and crushed an employee’s lower right leg, breaking his ankle. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 20181213123  
Date 12/22/2018  
UPA 1411759  
Primary NAICS 213111  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 52 Ankle(s)
Source 4120 Pipes, ducts, tubing, unspecified
Secondary Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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