API Publ 2384 pdf download.2005 Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Summary Report: Aggregate Data Only
2005 data pertaining to U.S. occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities for an employer’s own employees were submitted to the American Petroleum Institute (API) by sixty-five oil and gas companies, employing persons with a total work experience of 356 million hours. In 2004, fifty- nine companies reported 285 million hours. In 2005, the Total OSHA Recordable Case Incidence Rate reported was .89, compared to 1.03 for 2004. This rate is the number of total recordable cases per 200,000 hours worked, or approximately the number of cases per 100 full-time workers per year. The Death Plus Days Away Incidence Rate reported for 2005 was 0.24 per 200,000 hours worked—or one case for every 417 employees, compared to 0.29 in 2004—or one case for every 345 employees. Since 1995, the reported Total OSHA Recordable Case Incidence Rate and Death plus Days Away Incidence Rate have improved an average of 8.9 and 6.5 percent per year, respectively (see the figure below).
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.
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.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.