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Inspection: 1604944.015 - A &R Services Llc.

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico


Inspection Nr: 1604944.015
Report ID: 0653510
Date Opened: 06/27/2022

Site Address:
A &R Services Llc.
Halberd 27 State 71-H Well Site, Eddy County
Loco Hills, NM 88255

Mailing Address:
22 Caudaillo Rd., Lovington, NM 88260

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: 06/28/2022

Emphasis: S:Oilgas

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1911632
Inspection 1604941 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,637 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,637
Current Penalty $2,637 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,637
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. 01001A Serious 19100146 C04 12/22/2022 01/20/2023 $2,637 $2,637 $0 03/16/2023 C - Contested  
2. 01001B Serious 19100146 D04 12/22/2022 01/20/2023 $0 $0 $0 03/16/2023 C - Contested  
3. 01001C Serious 19100146 G01 12/22/2022 01/20/2023 $0 $0 $0 03/16/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147970.015
Event: 06/26/2022
Two Employees Are Killed Inside Tank Due To Hydrogen Sulfide

At 8:00 a.m. on June 26, 2022, two employees were emptying and cleaning an open topped frack tank (Tank #4) at an oil and gas services site. There were no eyewi tnesses and the employees were working at remote site by themselves, so few deta ils are known about what occurred. At the time of the investigation, hyrdrogen s ulfide (H2S) gas was detected at levels between 3 parts per million (ppm) and 5 ppm, which is non-lethal. The two employees died. But, it is not possible to e stimate what the H2S levels might have been when the employees were killed. The tank contained approximately 2 feet of water/oil. Autopsy results are pending.

Keywords:cleaning, confined space, entry permit, frac tank, gas, gas well, hydrogen sulfide, inhalation, lack of work procedures, overcome by gas, overcome by vapors, permit, tank, tank cleaning, toxic atmosphere, unauthoriz

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1604944.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
2 1604944.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
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