Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mariner Energy, Inc.
Penalty: 
$25,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
November 17, 2011
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

The BSEE Inspectors were conducting a routine announced onsite inspection of the platform and well decommissioning operations. During the inspection, the inspectors discovered the handrail, which guarded the emergency exit area, was broken and lying down exposing personnel to a 5 1/2- by 5 1/2-foot opening and preventing access to the emergency egress ladder. It was also discovered that the newly created open hole was unprotected/non-barricaded. This constituted a threat of serious and/or immediate injury to personnel.

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