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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1562651.015 - Cholla Petroleum, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock Area Office


Inspection Nr: 1562651.015
Report ID: 0627510
Date Opened: 11/04/2021

Site Address:
Cholla Petroleum, Inc.
Foxtrot 1h
Roscoe, TX 79545

Mailing Address:
12221 Merit Dr, Dallas, TX 75251

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/05/2021

Emphasis: P:Oilgas, L:Oilgas

Case Closed: 05/13/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1830567
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,853 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,853
Current Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $10,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/12/2022 05/10/2022 $8,000 $10,151 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 19100028 B01 I 04/12/2022 05/10/2022 $2,000 $8,702 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 140928.015
Event: 11/04/2021
Employee Is Killed When Caught In Swivel Lines

At 2:15 p.m. on November 4, 2021, a four man crew was cleaning an oil and gas li ne using a workover rig and a rotating drill stem. The employees were connecting the swivel to a new pipe. Employee #1 was manually positioning the swivel while coworker #1 was manually positioning the pipe and coworker #2 was operating the controls. The employees had connected the winch line to the swivel and were rot ating the winch when one of the chains being used to lift the swivel pinned the Employee #1's hand. When the swivel began spinning, it also began spinning Emplo yee #1 and wrapping him up in the chain. The chain was wrapped 3 to 4 times arou nd Employee #1, all the way up to his neck. Employee #1 suffered multiple blunt force injuries and an avulsion to the posterior of the scalp and was killed.

Keywords:avulsion, blunt force, blunt force trauma, caught in, chain, cleaning, crushed, gas, hand, head, oil line, pinned, rotating drill bit, torso

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1562651.015 Fatality
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