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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303675565 - Patterson Drilling Company

Inspection Information - Office: Denver


Inspection Nr: 303675565
Report ID: 0830500
Open Date: 02/12/2001

Site Address:
Patterson Drilling Company
50 Miles Northwest Of Rifle
Rifle, CO 81650

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1416, Snyder, TX 79550

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/12/2001


Close Case:04/02/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101571685

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201570710
Event: 02/08/2001
Welder Killed After Falling From Ladder

On February 8, 2001, Employee #1, a welder and an independent subcontractor, died from a concussion when he fell off a ladder while working on the Number 2 Mud Pump. The pump overpressure (pop-off) valve tripped open. Employee #1 was working on a ladder directly in front of the overpressure valve and was struck by the vented mud stream. He was knocked off of his ladder and struck the ground where he was found by other workers at the site. Employee #1 died a short time later from apparent head injuries and concussion.

Keywords:ladder, fall, concussion

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303675565 Fatality Concussion Welders and cutters
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