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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 531179.015 - Halliburton Energy Services

Inspection Information - Office: Englewood


Inspection Nr: 531179.015
Report ID: 0830600
Date Opened: 06/25/2012

Site Address:
Halliburton Energy Services
35191 Hwy 160
Bayfield, CO 81122

Mailing Address:
3199 D Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 211111/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

Inspection Type: Unprog Rel

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/01/2012

Emphasis: N:Petro

Case Closed: 05/30/2014

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 407450
Inspection 530858 Yes
Inspection 521219 Yes
Inspection 743801 Yes
Inspection 531038 Yes
Inspection 531358 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
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. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/19/2012 03/27/2014 $7,000 $7,000 $0 01/14/2013 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 33756.015
Event: 06/25/2012
Pumper Truck Ruptures And Kills Employee And Injures 2 Other

At 8:00 AM on June 25, 2012, a crew was conducting an ILI inspection of gas pipe line using a pig to clean, examine, and test the pipeline. The crew was using a Halliburton pumper truck used for fracking operations. The pumper was sending nitrogen down the line to purge the carbons. An error in valve positioning occu rred when the ball valve was left closed to the main line. The pumper truck exc eeded the specs that the pig launcher was built to. The employee had positioned his crew and made sure that the pump truck and tankers were all set and running. He went to the viciinity of the pig launcher. He felt he was given the go ahe ad to start pumping the nitrogen. He was also watching the gauges on the launch er. He spoke to another employee and saw no reading on the gauges. He started walking away from the launcher toward the gate leading out of the compound towar d his black pipe and pumper. He came on the radiio and gave the operator instr uctions to increase the volume he was pumping. When the operator went from 300 0 cfm to 5000 cfm as directed, the launcher ruptured due to the ball valve lead ing to the closed pipeline. The black 2" pipe supplying the nitrogen to the lau ncher, broke loose and swept into the employee's legs. The fllying parts of th e steel piping to the pig launcher struck the employee.

Keywords:pipeline, pressure release, pump

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 531179.015 Hospitalized injury
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