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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310588405 - Ricway Roustabout & Water Service

Inspection Information - Office: Englewood


Inspection Nr: 310588405
Report ID: 0830600
Open Date: 02/28/2007

Site Address:
Ricway Roustabout & Water Service
11991 Hwy 12
Weston, CO 81091

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 705, La Veta, CO 81055

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/13/2007

Emphasis: L:Oilgas, S:Powered Ind Vehicle

Close Case:02/25/2008

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101752525
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
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 09/07/2007 09/19/2007 $2,100 $2,100 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201751609
Event: 02/27/2007
Truck Driver Is Killed After Losing Control Going Downhill

At approximately 11:25 a.m. on February 27, 2007, Employee #1 was operating a 1995 Kenworth bobtail truck with a 4,000 gallon tank to haul waste water from gas wells in Las Animas County, Colorado. He was on a steep, dry, winding, hard dirt road with an approximately 4- to 5-degree slope. The truck did not have adequate maintenance or inspection records. Work had been done on the truck's brakes a couple weeks before the incident. The truck also had a stiff suspension and was known to hop or bounce easily. At the time of the incident, the truck was going downhill to some wells. There were long skid marks up to the area where the truck went over a steep embankment. Employee #1 either jumped from the vehicle or was thrown from the vehicle. He was killed by the impact.

Keywords:tank truck, traffic accident, brake, gas well, inadequate maint, fall, lost control, slope, truck driver

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310588405 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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