API Publ 2384-2006 pdf download.2005 Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Summary Report: Aggregate Data Only.
U.S. Operations: Contract Workers In 2005, thirty-two oil and gas companies submitted contract worker data for their U.S. operations. These workers provided 275 million hours of service to these companies. The Total OSHA Recordable Case Incidence Rate reported for these contract workers was 1.20. The Death plus Days Away Incidence Rate reported for this group of workers was 0.31 per 200,000 hours worked—or one case for every 323 workers. Non-U.S. Operations: Company Employees Fifteen companies (including one subsidiary) reported non-U.S. employee data. During 2005, these employees had a total work experience of 345 million hours. For this group, the reported Total OSHA Recordable Case Incidence Rate was 0.32. Their Death plus Days Away Incidence Rate was 0.07 per 200,000 hours worked—or one case for every 1,429 employees. Non-U.S. Operations: Contract Workers Twelve companies reported data for non-U.S. contract workers. In 2005, this category of worker performed a total of 751 million hours in their non-U.S. operations. The Total OSHA Recordable Case Incidence Rate reported for these contract workers was 0.48. The Death plus Days Away Incidence Rate reported for this group of workers was 0.10 per 200,000 hours worked—or one case for every 1,000 workers.
In 2005, participants reported twenty-four fatal accidents for their U.S. operations. Three fatalities occurred among company employees and twenty-one among contract workers. For company employees, this is equivalent to one fatality per 119 million hours worked or 1.69 fatalities per 100,000 workers. Comparatively, for contract workers it is the equivalent of one fatality per 13 million hours worked or 15.29 fatalities per 100,000 contract workers. Participants reported seventeen fatal accidents in their operations outside of the U.S. During 2005, three company employees and fourteen contractors died providing service in operations outside the U.S. For company employees, this is equivalent to one fatality per 115 million hours worked or 1.74 fatalities per 100,000 employees. Comparatively, contractors experienced one fatality per 54 million hours worked or 3.73 fatalities per 100,000 workers. The following graphs compare fatalities between the four categories of workers.
Narratives of Fatal Incidents for Company Operations API has published information provided by companies on fatal accidents in the petroleum industry since 1933. Companies are asked to describe each incident that occurred within company operations. In 2005, nine companies reported experiencing forty-one fatalities. Two of those companies submitted detailed information about the circumstances surrounding three of these fatalities. This brief narrative is intended to provide information that could be used to avoid the occurrence of similar accidents in the future. U.S. OPERATIONS: CONTRACT WORKERS Refining June 22, 2005 ⎯ A contract crew was working on a tank farm cleaning a large crude tank. A contractor was found unconscious in the contractor’s trailer. ER was unsuccessful in reviving the individual. No toxic gas was detected in or around the crude tank. Investigation later determined there was a problem with the internal wiring of the trailer. The contractor’s work clothes were wet and combined with the improper electrical wiring of the trailer, the individual was electrocuted. Corrective action includes review of procedures for spotting trailers and testing electrical wiring following installation.
NON-U.S. OPERATIONS: COMPANY EMPLOYEES Offshore Exploration & Production and Drilling May 18, 2005 ⎯Operator was sent to a normally unmanned wellhead platform to restart wells following a process upset. A 16 inch condensate export riser parted below the cellar deck resulting in a release, explosion and fire. NON-U.S. OPERATIONS: CONTRACT WORKERS Onshore Exploration & Production and Drilling January 31, 2005 ⎯Contractor was driving on a road when he failed to negotiate a gentle curve and ran into a security fence. Prior to incident, deceased had consumed a large meal and according to a witness had fallen asleep in his vehicle at the previous stop. The cause of the accident was driver fatigue. It is believed that the deceased dozed off at the wheel and ran head on into the security fence. The deceased was not wearing a seat belt.