Report DateDecember 28, 2020
Injury Time11:45 AM
Injury Date12/26/2020
Longitude80° 16' 19.02"W
Well LeaseLemley
CountryUnited States
Latitude39° 36' 54.21"N
911 Address781 Long Drain Rd. Core, WV 26541
WeatherCold 20 degrees with 3’’ of snow
Well Number3H
Well FieldBlacksville
PositionFuel Truck Driver
CompanyWoodford Oil
Personnel/Witness NameMark House
Days Into Hitch1
Years With Company2.5
Years In Oil/Gas2.5
Personnel/Wittness Phone(304) 276-9340
Witness NameNA NA
Time LostNo

Unload fuel into the rig's fuel tank


Around 11:45am on 12/26, a Woodford fuel truck driver came to Lemley. He was new to this rig, not new to oil & gas, but Woodford was short on drivers due of the holiday. The rig was in the process of laying down the BHA so all rig hands were busy, and supervisors were on the rig floor. The driver went ahead to fuel the rig's tank. He was not aware that there was a filling inlet near ground level. Instead, he stepped up on the ladder rungs of the tank to look for the filling spout.
While dismounting, the driver lost his footing and fell backwards hitting his head on a nearby light plant tow hitch. He fell approx. 3ft and cut his head ~1.5inches. Crew administered first aid and stopped the bleeding. The injured driver never lost consciousness and seemed ok.

Woodford dispatched another fuel truck driver to the pad. The new driver finished fueling the rig. The injured driver returned to the Woodford shop in Elkins. Later in the day he felt pain in his back, so he drove himself to the Elkins emergency room to get checked. Initial tests show he has a concussion and 2 fractured ribs. The injured driver is home and doing well. He will have a follow up on Monday.

Witness Statement

There were no witnesses of the incident.

Drug TestNo
Injury LocationBack of head
TreatmentFirst Aid to stop bleeding.
Proper PPEYes, gloves, Hard Hat, FRs, Steel Toe Boots, Safety Glasses
Contributing FactorsFirst time to this rig, unfamiliar with equipment, snow/ice and cold
Notification TimelineImmediately
Corrective ActionMake sure a rig hand is with the fuel truck driver at all times while hooking up hoses and unloading.
Supervisor Phone(304) 591-2014
Supervisor EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
Supervisor NameTim N/A
HSE NameTim N/A
Supervisor Office Phone(304) 591-2014
HSE Phone(304) 591-2014
HSE Office Phone(304) 591-2014
Comp. Man NameJosh Angeline
Comp. Man EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
HSE EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
Comp. Man Office Phone(501) 581-1811
Comp. Man Phone(501) 581-1811
NNE NameJosh Dalton
NNE EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
NNE Phone(724) 825-6859
NNE Office Phone(724) 825-6859
NNE HSE NameAndy Travis
NNE HSE Office Phone(304) 212-0415
NNE HSE EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
NNE HSE Number(304) 951-0909
Employee That Submitted ReportJosh Dalton
Date UpdatedMarch 18, 2021
Approval StatusUnapproved
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