Star Telegram reported that 34-year-old Nabor Alvarado of Alvarado was an employee of Trinidad Drilling, a Canadian company working for Chesapeake Energy.
Here is the OSHA report….
“On July 13, 2010, a floor crew was assembling and installing the track system for an overhead top drive electric drilling rig….The employee was operating a remote control hoist and was inching it horizontally toward the other track that was vertical. Coworker #1 was assisting in the task. When the employee thought the parts were interlocked sufficiently, Coworker #2 in the dog house was given the signal to raise the block. As the assembly was raised about 12 inches above the floor, the sling holding the cart failed. The employee, who was near the load watching the links interlock, was struck in the head and shoulder by the falling cart. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Close Case: 07/21/2011
Trinidad Drilling L.P.
5700 U.S. 287 Highway
Arlington, TX 76010
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200713915 Event: 07/13/2010 Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Equipment
Violation Summary: Serious
Current & Inital Penalty: $7,000