Inspection: 310463526 - Schneider Energy Services, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Denver
Schneider Energy Services, Inc.
Webb 11-04 Nesw Sec. 4 T10s R95w, Mesa Cty
Collbran, CO 81624
14400 Hwy 34, Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 05/17/2007
Emphasis: L:Oilgas, N:Trench, S:Struck-By, S:Trenching
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||05/16/2007||06/12/2007||$2,500||$2,500||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|2.||01002||Serious||19101200 H01||05/16/2007||06/12/2007||$0||$1,225||$0||I - Informal Settlement||Citation has been deleted.|
|3.||01003||Serious||19260021 B02||05/16/2007||06/12/2007||$0||$2,500||$0||I - Informal Settlement||Citation has been deleted.|
|4.||01004||Serious||19260050 C||05/16/2007||06/12/2007||$2,500||$2,500||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|5.||01005||Serious||19260651 B03||05/16/2007||06/12/2007||$2,500||$2,500||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|6.||01006A||Serious||19101200 H01||05/16/2007||06/12/2007||$1,225||$1,225||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|7.||01006B||Serious||19260021 B02||05/16/2007||06/12/2007||$0||$0||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on November 27, 2006, Employee #1, a roustabout, was part of a three man crew that was instructed to cut, thread, and cap a 4-in. steel pipeline that was considered to be abandoned since the well was no longer producing. The employees checked the pipeline for pressure by opening the blow down valves located on the 2-in. vertical riser section of pipe that was exposed above ground. One of the employees opened the valves and did not observe a pressure release from the valves, allowing the crew to proceed with excavating operations approximately four feet from the vertical riser to unearth the 4-in. pipe. Once the pipeline was excavated, Employee #1 began cold-cutting the pipe with a large manual rotary pipe cutting tool. Employee #1 eventually breached the 4-in. pipeline which was pressurized with natural gas and condensate, creating a high pressure release that struck Employee #1. Employee #1 received a blunt force trauma injury to the head causing a fatal injury.
Keywords:fracture, head, gas, explosion, pipeline, cutting and burning
|1||310463526||Fatality||Fracture||Occupation not reported|