Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Freeport-McMoRan
Penalty: 
$25,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
June 22, 2010
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

A Crane accident occurred while removing pins from the boom. The boom section was not securely blocked to prevent the dropping of the boom and/or boom section. Further investigation into the incident revealed the angle at which the auxiliary cable was attached to the heel section was insufficient and the auxiliary winch could not lift the boom.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arizona
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining
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Parent company note: 
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