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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1005350.015 - Cyclone Drilling, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Denver


Inspection Nr: 1005350.015
Report ID: 0830500
Open Date: 10/23/2014

Site Address:
Cyclone Drilling, Inc
Cyclone Rig 17 Api 05-045-22491-00
Parachute, CO 81635

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 908, Gillette, WY 82717

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/07/2015

Emphasis: L:Oilgas

Close Case:06/02/2016

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 916993
Inspection 1005719 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $13,545 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,545
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $2,805 $0 $9,805
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 19100023 A08 II 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $2,805 $2,805 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003A Serious 19100027 B01 III 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $3,740 $3,740 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
4. 01003B Serious 19100027 B01 V 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
5. 01003C Serious 19100027 C04 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 68815.015
Event: 10/21/2014
Employee Is Struck By Gate Valve And Is Killed

At 7:00 p.m. on October 21, 2014, an employee was re-attaching a 2 inch high pre ssure flexible fill line hose to the unpressurized side of a gate valve, when th e 2 inch gate valve separated from a 2 inch pipe nipple containing 2,800 pounds of drilling fluid . The pressurized gate valve struck the employee in the head a nd he was killed from his injuries. The pressurized side of the gate valve was 2 ,800 pounds. This gate valve weighed approximately 70 pounds. The gate valve was manufactured and tested in China to strict National Oilwell Varco (NOV) standar ds.

Keywords:accidental discharge, head, pressure piping, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1005350.015 Fatality Drillers, oil well
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