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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 580518.015 - Bgh Gas Test Operating Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver


Inspection Nr: 580518.015
Report ID: 0830500
Open Date: 08/15/2012

Site Address:
Bgh Gas Test Operating Inc.
Davis 1a, 1b, 1c 9h
Fort Lupton, CO 80621

Mailing Address:
974 W. Wolfensberger Rd., Castle Rock, CO 80109

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/13/2013

Emphasis: N:Petro, L:Oilgas

Close Case:03/07/2013

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 510092
Inspection 614318 Yes
Inspection 614419 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
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 02/14/2013 03/02/2013 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 25215.015
Event: 08/15/2012
Employee Is Struck And Killed By A Pressurized Pipe In A Pr

At 1:00 p.m. on August 15, 2012, an employee was connecting a flow line of an es tablished gas well head when it became pressurized, the pipe apparatus was blown off the flow line connect by a sudden release of pressurized gas. Installing a flow line on an established gas well head using a wrench and a vehicle jack to l ift the part. The flow line connection was not straight, the employee connected one end of the pipe to the flow line and was using a vehicle jack to make the co nnection on the other end. It broke off releasing the gas. As the apparatus was blown off it struck Employee#1 and with the force of the sudden release, the em ployee was thrown approximately 45 feet causing death by blunt force trauma. The employee had severe trauma to the entire body, severed spinal cord, head trauma , and a destroyed heart. Employee #1 was killed due to the blunt force trauma.

Keywords:compressed gas, jack, lockout/tagout, natural gas, oil well drilling/servicing, pressure piping, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 580518.015 Fatality Inspectors, testers and graders
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