Inspection: 1637373.015 - Ensign United States Drilling Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Denver
Ensign United States Drilling Inc.
17403 Weld County Road 17
Platteville, CO 80651
18287 Wcr 394 Suite 1200, La Salle, CO 80645
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 12/05/2022
Case Closed: 09/15/2023
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||04/07/2023||05/31/2023||$12,500||$15,625||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|2.||01002||Serious||19100028 B01 I||04/07/2023||05/10/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||I - Informal Settlement||Citation has been deleted.|
At 12:05 a.m. on December 5, 2022, an employee was performing pipe tripping operations to remove the pipe from a newly dilled oil and gas well when the elevator on the top drive assembly made contact with a 24-inch by 24-inch flanged piece of monkey board extension and forced the hinges in the wrong direction. This caused the welds on the piece of monkey board extension to break away from the from the elevated work platform and fall to the floor from 85 feet above. The employee was struck in the head by the monkey board, suffered head and neck injuries, and died next day.
Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, drill pipe, elevated work platform, elevator, falling object, head, neck, platform, removing, struck against, struck by
|1||1637373.015||Fatality||Drillers, oil well|