Worker killed on Patterson rig

Full story: Abilene Reporter-News

A fatal accident at an oil rig owned by Snyder-based Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. is being investigated, an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy said Monday.
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Jacky Seward

Sulphur, OK

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Dec 11, 2006
 
This tragidy could have been avoided had the toolpusher of the rig only allowed time and man power to PROPERLY inspect the crown section of this rig two weeks earlier when the rig was moved. Also,if he had informed the proper people of the fact that he dropped the derrick onto the headache rack a distance of about 12 feet, this may have in fact tweeked the support structure of the crown and put ondue stress on the crown.
gregory fellow roughneck

Harrah, OK

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Jan 9, 2007
 
Safty is getting overlooked by the big wigs.My Heart go,s out to the family.R.I.P
Jason - Derrickhand

Merkel, TX

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Mar 20, 2007
 
"Safety when convienant as long as it doesn't cost the company no money"!!! <<<< That is the problem with the oilfield today, I should know. I got hurt in the Derrick and cost the company money, now I can't get my job back after being released to full duty. My prayers are with the family of this fallen fellow Hand.
ben williams

Casper, WY

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May 13, 2007
 
nabors safty a joke anything reportable looses your job kiss my a-- nabors6187
Chris-Driller

United States

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Jul 11, 2010
 
Prayers are with family. Patterson is a joke......I drill for them. Crap company.
GETTER301

Moab, UT

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Aug 19, 2010
 
patterson is a crappy company i workd for them in the sanjuan basin old ass juncky rigs pained over aint safe...my condolences to the family who lost there love on
Cody

New Kensington, PA

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Oct 29, 2010
 
My thoughts are with this mans family
roughneck

San Angelo, TX

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Nov 12, 2010
 
I worked for H & P for 2 years and now I'm with Patterson. The only difference is the safety record. Safety only when its convenient. My heart and prayers go out to the family.
kenyon banks

United States

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Feb 10, 2011
 

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I love to work for Patterson.they are the safest company I have ever worked for.
poodle

Oakley, CA

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Jul 12, 2011
 
I worked for Patterson for the past 3 yrs now I Wrk for udi and as far as safety the hands at Patterson have it pretty good but its sad to say that all they preach is safety and then because it was going to cause down time they over looked a problem sry for all the family's that have lost a loved one to these rigs
mike

United States

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Nov 10, 2011
 
Patterson Safty is a joke I lost my finger do to faulty equipment
kelly carter

Dallas, TX

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Feb 6, 2012
 
the only good thing about patterson is going home,i miss my wife,
cactus driller

Fort Worth, TX

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Feb 11, 2012
 
kenyon banks wrote:
I love to work for Patterson.they are the safest company I have ever worked for.
you are either a worm or have never worked any where else
caserlife

Clinton, OK

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Sep 14, 2012
 
Cactus sucks too
OILFIELD OUTLAW

Calgary, Canada

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Oct 14, 2012
 

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SAFETY IS VERY IMPORTANT BUT I DOESNT JUST RELY ON WHO YOU WORK FOR BUT YOURSELF,OHH I LOST A FINGER!! MAYBE YOU SHOULDNT HAVE HAD YOUR FINGER THEIR TO START WITH? YOU HAVE TO RELY ON YOURSELF TO BE SAFE NOT OTHERS,TO LOSE A FAMILY MEMBER IS TERRIBLE AND SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN BUT FOR THOSE BLAMMING THE COMPANY SAYING IT SUCKS YOU CHOOSE TO WORK THERE GO APPLY AT WALLMART THIS IS THE OILFIELD AND A DANGEROUS JOB
TEX13

Oklahoma City, OK

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Dec 29, 2012
 
OILFIELD OUTLAW wrote:
SAFETY IS VERY IMPORTANT BUT I DOESNT JUST RELY ON WHO YOU WORK FOR BUT YOURSELF,OHH I LOST A FINGER!! MAYBE YOU SHOULDNT HAVE HAD YOUR FINGER THEIR TO START WITH? YOU HAVE TO RELY ON YOURSELF TO BE SAFE NOT OTHERS,TO LOSE A FAMILY MEMBER IS TERRIBLE AND SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN BUT FOR THOSE BLAMMING THE COMPANY SAYING IT SUCKS YOU CHOOSE TO WORK THERE GO APPLY AT WALLMART THIS IS THE OILFIELD AND A DANGEROUS JOB
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down deep

United States

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Jan 1, 2013
 
Being a cowboy is a dangerous job
florida

Katy, TX

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Feb 11, 2013
 
sorry for the familys loss...as for patterson, it is the only oil company I have ever worked for I hadnt even see a oilrig before getting hired here so I am thankful to get an opportunity to enter the oilfield...these other guys who say patterson sucks and this and that they must have been born on a rig...at least patterson took a chance on me..I love my job.

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