February 3, 2021
A worker was hydro vacuuming a cattle gate near high voltage overhead powerlines. The worker received a shock when the equipment being used made contact with the overhead powerline.
December 15, 2020
A worker was fatally injured when they were entangled in the drill line and draw works.
December 7, 2020
A work crew was on location to dismantle a high arch trench box and then transport the disassembled box from one project work site to another. The disassembly process did not follow the manufacturer's instructions for the safe removal of the strut support pins holding the box together. Consequently, when the last strut support pin was removed from the box, it collapsed, causing a support arch to strike and fatally injure a worker.
October 13, 2020
Shortly after a fuel leak on a semi-trailer truck was repaired at a dealership, the driver noticed it was leaking again. While en route to the dealership to get it fixed, the driver was unaware that fuel was leaking on the exhaust manifold. The driver was overcome as the A/C system pumped carbon monoxide from the burning fuel into the cabin and struck a parked car in the dealership parking lot.
September 30, 2020
Two workers were removing an alignment bolt from an out-of-service pumpjack horse head at a storage yard. The horse head was connected to the walking beam and situated in an upright position, therefore containing stored energy. “Worker A” was positioned under the walking beam. When “Worker B” began removing the alignment bolt, the walking beam collapsed, crushing and fatally injuring “Worker A”.
August 17, 2020
A Super-B hauler truck completed unloading and proceeded to leave a location. The driver identified that it felt like the brakes were dragging on the front driver’s side wheel. The driver stopped, adjusted the brakes and proceeded to back up. While backing up, the wheel detached from the axle.