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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Inspection Nr: 1557787.015

Citation: 01001

Citation Type: Serious

Abatement Date: 05/04/2022 2

Initial Penalty: $7,912.00

Current Penalty: $7,912.00

Issuance Date: 04/08/2022

Nr Instances: 1

Nr Exposed: 1

Related Event Code (REC): A

Gravity: 10

Report ID: 0653510

Contest Date: 05/04/2022

Final Order:


Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Latest Event Event Date Penalty Abatement Due Date Citation Type Failure to Abate Inspection
Penalty C: Contested 05/13/2022 $7,912.00 05/04/2022 Serious  
Penalty Z: Issued 04/08/2022 $7,912.00 05/04/2022 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: NMAC Section 50-9-5(A), NMSA 1978 (New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Act): Every employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees. A pipe rack used in the holding of pipe used in the drilling process was not chocked on the West end of the pipe rack exposing employees to struck-by hazards. One pipe, not kept in position due to missing chocks, rolled and fell off the pipe rack striking and fatally injuring an employee standing nearby. One feasible and acceptable method of abatement includes following the recommendations set by the American Petroleum Institute for chocking of pipe racks. Unchocked pipe racks are contrary to Section 9.12.3 of The American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 54 for Occupational Safety for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations which states: Provisions should be made to prevent pipe from accidently rolling off pipe racks or pipe trucks. Pipe should be loaded and unloaded layer-by-layer, with each completed layer pinned or blocked securely on all four (4) corners of the pipe rack.

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