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Inspection: 309671857 - Patterson-Uti Drilling Co., Rig Number 128

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 309671857Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 01/27/2006

Patterson-Uti Drilling Co., Rig Number 128
Pierce Estates C-245, Cr 444, Wharton County, Tx
Pierce, TX 77467
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: 4510 Lamesa Hwy/Post Office Box 1416, Synder, TX 79550

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/18/2006
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:11/08/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100212547    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100178 L03 III 07/11/2006 07/17/2006 $0 $5,000 $0 07/18/2006 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100178 O01 07/11/2006 07/17/2006 $0 $5,000 $0 07/18/2006 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100332 B01 07/11/2006 07/17/2006 $0 $5,000 $0 07/18/2006 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100333 C03 IIIA 07/11/2006 07/17/2006 $0 $5,000 $0 07/18/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005A Serious 19100335 B02 07/11/2006 07/17/2006 $5,000 $5,000 $0 07/18/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01005B Serious 19100335 B03 07/11/2006 07/17/2006 $0 $0 $0 07/18/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200211910Event: 01/27/2006Employee Is Electrocuted When Forklift Hits Power Lines
Employee #1 was transporting a cement head device suspended from a chain and secured to the forks of the rough terrain forklift vehicle. While transporting the device, the forklift and made contact with the overhead power lines which were operating at a voltage of 12,800 volts and were suspended 26-ft 8-in. above the ground. Employee #1 suffered an electric shock and was killed.
Keywords: chain, overhead power line, electrocuted, struck against, industrial truck, electric shock
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309671857 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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