Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mariner Energy, Inc.
Penalty: 
$280,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
April 4, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During the course of a BSEE inspection, 3 violations were discovered where operations were not being conducted in a safe and workmanlike manner. Violation 1 involved unsecured and improperly assembled scaffolding/ fabricated platform utilized for the decommissioning operations. BSEE inspectors observed that the scaffolding/fabricated platform was not secured to the platform and was missing some of the bracings and pins. This could have allowed the scaffolding to shift while personnel were working from the scaffolding deck. Violation No. 2 involved an open-hole/fall hazard located on the deck scaffolding. This hazard posed a potential threat of personnel falling onto the lower platform deck or into the Gulf of Mexico waters from the decking of the scaffolding. Violation No. 3) also involved an Open-hole/fall hazard located on the platform lower deck. BSEE inspectors observed personnel working on a section of the platform deck that had no hand rails presenting a threat of personnel falling into the Gulf of Mexico Waters. May 22-28, 2013

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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