Fatalities in the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry (FOG)
Key FOG Variable Descriptions
The FOG database collects several different types of information (i.e., variables) on each fatal incident and each worker who died in the incident. Variables about the incident are those that would be common to all fatalities associated with the incident, such as the date the event occurred and the location of the incident. Other variables are specific to each fatally injured worker, such as the worker’s age, years of experience, and cause of the fatality.
Below are the definitions for key FOG variables; these are the most commonly reported variables in FOG datasets, publications, and products.
The worker was fatally injured without any other worker or person present at the worksite or in the vehicle.
The worker was fatally injured while working independently and unobserved by other workers on-site.