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Inspection: 309001188 - Patterson- Uti Drilling Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver


Inspection Nr: 309001188
Report ID: 0830500
Date Opened: 11/25/2005

Site Address:
Patterson- Uti Drilling Co.
Rig #6, Wilson 24-25
Johnstown, CO 80534

Mailing Address:
Po Box 1416, Snyder, TX 79549

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/09/2006

Emphasis: L:Oilgas

Case Closed: 05/05/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101573848
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $11,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,900
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100332 B01 03/27/2006 04/10/2006 $5,950 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100333 A01 03/27/2006 04/10/2006 $5,950 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201572997
Event: 11/25/2005
Employee Maintaining Compressor Is Electrocuted

Employee #1, a worker on an oil and gas drilling rig, was killed during maintenance on a compressor unit. Employee #1 and a coworker were changing the tank on a compressor. Employee #1 was lying on the metal floor under the compressor and made contact with a live electrical circuit. Employee #1 was killed. The coworker did not make contact with the circuit and was not injured.

Keywords:compressor, maintenance, electrocuted, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, gas well drilling

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309001188 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
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