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.
July 15, 2020
As a driller broke the tool joint connection, the tong dies slipped and the tong swung violently, striking the bottom hole assembly (BHA). This caused the tong arm to swing towards the drawworks.
June 30, 2020
A welder was seriously injured by an excavator boom during pipeline maintenance.
June 1, 2020
While using a steam wand the hose disconnected and steam went up the operator’s left sleeve causing a burn to the left forearm.
April 22, 2020
A worker sustained an eye injury while exposing buried cables.
April 14, 2020
A measurement-while-drilling (MWD) tool was being hoisted with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) lifting assembly up the v-door with a derrick full of pipe. The 10m-long tool was 8m above the drill floor when it fell injuring a worker.