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Inspection: 1604944.015 - A &R Services Llc.
Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico
A &R Services Llc.
Halberd 27 State 71-H Well Site, Eddy County
Loco Hills, NM 88255
22 Caudaillo Rd., Lovington, NM 88260
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 06/28/2022
|#||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|
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
|1||1604944.015||Fatality||Truck drivers, heavy|
|2||1604944.015||Fatality||Truck drivers, heavy|