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Report: Struck by object or equipment, unspecified at Black Hawk Energy Services in Midland, Texas

DATE: 05/16/17

An employee was helping to rig down a rig floor when the floor plate became hung up and slid out, striking him in the hard hat. He suffered a laceration on the right side of his forehead, requiring surgery, and fractures to his fifth and seventh vertebrae.

Report ID 2017054419  
Date 05/16/2017  
UPA 1215188  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 80 Multiple body parts, unspecified
Source 659 Structural elements, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Event 620 Struck by object or equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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