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Inspection: 303675565 - Patterson Drilling Company

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

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

Patterson Drilling Company
50 Miles Northwest Of Rifle
Rifle, CO 81650
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2999/Products of Petroleum and Coal, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O. Box 1416, Snyder, TX 79550

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:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101571685    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201570710Event: 02/08/2001Welder Killed After Falling From Ladder
On February 8, 2001, Employee #1, a welder and an independent subcontractor, die d 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 workin g 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 f rom apparent head injuries and concussion.
Keywords: ladder, fall, concussion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303675565 Fatality Concussion Welders and cutters

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