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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1594445.015 - Murfin Drilling Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita


Inspection Nr: 1594445.015
Report ID: 0729700
Open Date: 05/06/2022

Site Address:
Murfin Drilling Company, Inc.
Intersection Of Elk & Road 340 Se-Nw-Sw-Ne Sec 9, Twp 14 S R 30 W
Gove, KS 67736

Mailing Address:
250 N. Water Suite 300, Wichita, KS 67202

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: 05/06/2022

Emphasis: L:Oilgas

Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1891514
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $14,502 $0 $0 $10,360 $0 $24,862
Current Penalty $7,251 $0 $0 $6,216 $0 $13,467
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 10/27/2022 12/09/2022 $7,251 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 10/27/2022 11/23/2022 $6,216 $10,360 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 146034.015
Event: 05/05/2022
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Drill Collar

At 4:10 a.m. on May 5, 2022, an employee was performing work as a drill operator . The drill collar struck the employee in his upper body and killed him.

Keywords:drill, drill collar, drill operator, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1594445.015 Fatality Drillers, oil well
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