PDVSA Mourns Loss of Employee

Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) reported Thursday afternoon the death of a worker after the carrier boat Mara-50 sank. Bad weather caused the boat to collide with the well LL-118.

The incident occurred during a shift change as nine workers were being sent to the UP facilities--seven of the passengers were PDVSA employees.

The deceased, Nilson Bracho, was 54 years old and worked as a Gas Compression Manager at the PDVSA Gas Branch West.

The survivors were rushed to the PDVSA clinic in Langunillas and were later discharged.

PDVSA, through the Executive Director of the West and the West Branch PDVSA Gas, mourns this regrettable death and extends the company's support to the family, as reported in the company's press statement.

The company added it has created a committee to investigate the causes of the accident.


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Alain Guevara | Jan. 16, 2012
These shipping companies and management companies, they don't care about the crews / workers, even if the weather forecast is predicting bad weather and the ship masters are aware of this, they just follow the instructions of the Technical Manager/s or somebody else who is behind to make money.... Also the technical superintendents / not only the workers or sailors / seamen are push to joint the ships by very bad weather while the Technical Manager and Co... / Managing Directors are comfortable drinking coffee, having a nice chat while the air conditioning is running.... What a world dear Lord...!

Faso | Jan. 16, 2012
PDVSA is aim just in production number and takes apart HSE. Actually HSE has red light and not stop is allowed if affect production! I think this is clear consequence of this kind of reaction!

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