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Worker Fatality Due To Inadequate Barrier On Sand-Line Drum

While flagging a sand line, the completions rig crew was installing the third set of flags when the driller reached into the drum area to help one of the floor-hands remove his pipe wrench from the sand-line. While reaching in, his stomach area hit the clutch lever and engaged the drum resulting in the drum turning several revolutions with one of the floor-hands becoming entangled, resulting in his death.