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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309000990 - Union Drilling Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver


Inspection Nr: 309000990
Report ID: 0830500
Open Date: 11/07/2005

Site Address:
Union Drilling Inc.
Eureka Unit, Rig 47
Rio Blanco, CO 81650

Mailing Address:
Old Route 33 West, Mudlick Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/08/2005

Emphasis: L:Oilgas

Close Case:11/08/2005

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101573806
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $25,000 $0 $0 $30,000
Current Penalty $3,350 $0 $16,640 $0 $0 $19,990
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 19100132 A 04/28/2006 05/24/2006 $3,350 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Repeat 19100023 C01 04/28/2006 05/24/2006 $16,640 $25,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201572989
Event: 11/07/2005
Employee Killed In Fall From Derrick

Employee #1, a derrick hand, was on rig number 32, dislodging a section of the drilling string from the fingers located on the monkey board that secures the pipe. While he was using a rope and hammer to remove the pipe from the finger, Employee #1 fell approximately 60 feet to the rig floor and was killed.

Keywords:derrick, platform, derrickman, struck against, fall, fall protection, derrick platform, oil rig, work surface

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309000990 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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