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July 13, 2022
Worker Fatality by Mechanical Asphyxiation
The driver of a tank truck was unloading fluid at a production facility. The driver was found unresponsive inside the pump box of their truck with their left arm sleeve entangled in the pump shaft. After an hour and 30 minutes of resuscitation efforts by workers and emergency response personnel, the worker was declared deceased from mechanical asphyxiation.

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May 26, 2022
Worker Suffers Electric Shock
A rig crew was in the process of rigging out. One worker verified that the plug (“male”) end of a 240-volt power cord was not connected and placed the cord alongside the pipe rack. Like a household power cord, the plug is the end that would normally be inserted into the electrical outlet, or panel, for power. Unbeknownst to these workers, this electrical panel had the opposite configuration, and the socket (female) end of the cord was still attached to the power panel.

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May 6, 2022
Worker's Leg Amputated by Parted Sand Line
A well service crew was swabbing when the swab assembly reached the top of the well and parted the sand line. The rig manager was manually spooling the last six wraps of the sand line and became entangled in the parted line. The driller reacted, moving the throttle in the wrong direction and energized the line, which cinched on the rig manager’s leg. The rig manager was launched into the raising ram of the service rig and sustained a leg amputation and other serious injuries.

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May 2, 2022
IRP 20 provides practical and efficient wellsite design to meet regulatory requirements and accommodates the services in a manner that allows for the protection of workers, the public and the environment.

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April 11, 2022
Lease Lighting Guideline
The guideline focuses on outdoor lighting requirements for mobilization and demobilization of drilling equipment on a lease site, ancillary drilling activities and lease site servicing operations. The intent of this guideline is to clarify roles and responsibilities, assist operators and contractors with determining minimum lighting requirements, and improve the safety and security of people and property on lease sites.

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April 4, 2022
During pigging operations on a temporary water transfer line, a pig became stuck due to an ice blockage and pressure was trapped upstream of the pig. When it was freed, the pig and trapped pressure behind it traveled down the line causing a loose clamp to unfasten. The pressure release caused the disconnected hose to swing and strike a worker on the leg, causing serious injury.

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