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Inspection: 304508039 - Patterson Uti Drilling

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 304508039Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 05/29/2002

Patterson Uti Drilling
Leon County
Buffalo, TX 75831
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1382/Oil and Gas Field Exploration Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 1416, Snyder, TX 79550

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/30/2002
Emphasis: S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:10/25/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101761609    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 09/30/2002 10/13/2002 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201761608Event: 05/29/2002Employee Killed When He Falls From Oil Derrick
On May 29, 2002, Employee #1 was part of a crew that was dismantling an oil rig to move it to another site. He was not using any form of fall protection and it had been raining, making the derrick slick. He was walking down the derrick to attach a chain so the derrick could be loaded onto a truck. He slipped and fell 16 ft into the truck and was killed.
Keywords: derrick, dismantling, work rules, oil well drilling, slip, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, oil rig, work surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304508039 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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