Oil & Gas Fatality Results in More than $18,000 in Fines

A worker was crushed beneath a drilling platform as a result of being unable to escape from the tubing board before the platform fell. The well servicing company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a guy line was installed from the tubing board to the outrigger on the driller side of the derrick and to ensure that the daily tour book for the rig was reviewed and signed by its supervisor each day. The court fined it more than $18,000 [Iroc Energy Services Corp., Govt. News Release, March 27, 2014].