FOG Data, 2015-2016
Table 1: Fatally injured workers as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
Table 2: State where workers were fatally injured as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
Table 3: Age of fatally injured workers as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
Table 4: Years of industry experience of fatally injured workers as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
Table 5: Fatally injured workers working unobserved or alone as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
Table 6: Industry group for fatally injured workers as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
Table 7: Operation being conducted when worker was fatally injured as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
Table 8: Event type causing worker fatality as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
Table 9: Activity being conducted when worker was fatally injured as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
Table 10: Incidents involving multiple fatalities as captured in FOG, 2015–2016
The FOG data in the tables below include all FOG identified fatalities that occurred during 2015–2016. In this time frame, FOG captured 92 fatalities as a result of 79 incidents, including 8 multiple fatality incidents.
|Year||Fatalities||Average # of Rigs*|
|*The active rotary rig count is a recognized metric of industry activity in oil and gas extraction. The data source for the active rotary rig count is the Baker Hughes Rig Countexternal icon and includes both land-based and offshore rigs. Average number of rigs is the annual U.S. average for the year being reported.|
|State||Fatalities+||Average # of Rigs*|
|*The active rotary rig count is a recognized metric of industry activity in oil and gas extraction. The data source for the active rotary rig count is the Baker Hughes Rig Countexternal icon and includes both land-based and offshore rigs.
+Fatality count suppressed for fewer than 3 fatalities.
|Years in the Industry||Fatalities|
|Less than 1 year||11|
|Industry Group (NAICS)||Fatalities||%+|
|Well Servicing (213112)||54||59%|
|Drilling Operations (213111)||18||20%|
|Specialized Freight (484220)||6||7%|
|Other Industry & Unknown*||11||12%|
|*Data combined for reporting purposes.
+Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding.
|Well Servicing, intervention, or workover||21||23%|
|Waste fluid treatment and disposal||4||4%|
|Vehicle repair or maintenance activities||3||3%|
|Unspecified: wellsite operations||<3||–|
|*Fatality count suppressed for fewer than 3 fatalities.
|Caught between or crushed||8||9%|
|Struck by falling object||6||7%|
|Explosion (combustion or fire)||13||14%|
|Alcohol or drug poisoning||<3||–|
|Cardiac event: possible work exposure||3||4%|
|+Fatality count suppressed for fewer than 3 fatalities.
*H2S, Hydrocarbons, and Carbon monoxide were the harmful substances identified
|Motor vehicle travel||21|
|Material handling: crane, forklift, winch truck, etc.||10|
|Production rig activities||10|
|Truck transport: produced or waste water hauling||8|
|Rig or equipment repair or maintenance||6|
|Wellhead or pumping unit activities||6|
|Rigging up or down||5|
|Equipment install or dismantle||5|
|Produced and waste fluids storage||4|
|Well control equipment activities||4|
|Tank cleaning or maintenance||4|
|Pulling or running tubing||4|
|Tank gauging or sampling||3|
|Tripping pipe in or out||3|
|Truck transport: crude oil hauling||3|
|Truck transport: equipment or supplies hauling||3|
|Truck transport: unspecified cargo||3|
|Separation equipment activities||<3|
|Break or rest||<3|
|Separation equipment activities||<3|
|Hotwork or welding||<3|
|Non-motor vehicle travel||<3|
|Wireline and slickline activities||<3|
|Lay down or pick up tubulars||<3|
|Wellsite maintenance or construction||<3|
|Downhole tool and equipment activities||<3|
|Pulling or running rods||<3|
|Drilling fluid mixing and pumping||<3|
|Plug drill out||<3|
|Racking back tubulars||<3|
|Rod repair or maintenance||<3|
|Truck transport: other types of cargo||<3|
|Truck transport: proppant hauling||<3|
|+Fatality count suppressed for fewer than 3 fatalities.|
|Incident #||Event type||Operation||Activities|
|1||Explosion (combustion) or fire||Offshore||
|2||Explosion (combustion) or fire||Well servicing, intervention, or workover||
|3||Vehicle incident: roadway||Unspecified: off-wellsite||
|4||Vehicle incident: roadway||Unspecified: off-wellsite||
|5||Vehicle incident: roadway||Unspecified: off-wellsite||
|6||Fall: from height||Drilling operations||
|7||Exposure: harmful substance||Vehicle repair or maintenance operations||
|8||Vehicle incident: roadway||Unspecified: off-wellsite||
|* Multiple fatality incidents are considered incidents that result in more than one worker death. Each of the eight multiple fatality incidents listed in Table 10 resulted in two to five fatalities, with a total of 21 fatalities as a result of multiple fatality incidents.|
In FOG, the industry group is determined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of the employer. A company’s NAICS code is based on its primary business.
Operations are distinct stages or processes in oil and gas extraction. In FOG, each incident is assigned one operation. In instances where more than one operation is occurring, precedence will be given to the operation that primarily contributed to the fatal event. In some cases, it may not be possible to identify the operation due to the limitations of available data.
FOG event types describe how the fatal injury or illness occurred. In FOG, each fatally injured worker is assigned only one event type. In instances where two or more events occur to a single victim, precedence is given to the initial event type.
Activities are components or steps within operations and can be carried out many times and during several different operations. Each incident is assigned as many activities as appropriate to adequately characterize the event. In some cases, it may not be possible to identify the activities crews were engaged in due to the limitations of available data.