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Report: Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c. at Schlumberger Technology Corporation in Midland, Texas

DATE: 10/14/19

While cleaning equipment prior to rig down, an employee was working with a rig contractor to rig down a centrifuge slide with a forklift. The employee was sitting on a beam under the centrifuge and behind the slide when the slide slipped off the forklift, swinging and pinning the employee against the beam of the centrifuge. He sustained a fractured tibia and fibula just below the left knee.

Report ID 20191010700  
Date 10/14/2019  
UPA 1509058  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 513 Lower leg(s)
Source 4429 Machine and appliance parts, n.e.c.
Event 6269 Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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