NIOSH releases mid-year report on oil and gas extraction worker fatalities in 2014

Used as a guide to prevent future loss of life

Posted September 25, 2015

The “Oil and Gas Extraction Worker Fatalities, 2014 Mid-Year Report: January 1, 2014–June 30, 2014” was compiled by the NIOSH Oil and Gas Safety and Health Program using the NIOSH Fatalities in Oil and Gas Extraction (FOG) database. FOG is a new internal system that collects detailed information about land-based and offshore oil and gas extraction fatalities in the U.S. It is used to inform NIOSH, industry, and other stakeholder groups, and guide interventions that will prevent future loss of life in this industry.

Fatalities by operation type:

Operation

# of fatalities

Operation

# of fatalities

Rigging up/down

9

Material handling

1

Unspecified operation

5

Routine drilling operations

1

Non-traditional commuting

4

Running casing

1

General well servicing

4

Tank gauging

1

Rig/equipment repair or maintenance

3

Tripping pipe

1

Coiled tubing operations

2

Truck transport: oil hauling

1

Flowback operations

2

Truck transport: other

1

Hot work/ welding

2

Truck transport: separated water hauling

1

Other types of operations

2

Winching activities

1

Equipment dismantling

1

Offshore

0

Total

43


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