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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1005350.015 - Cyclone Drilling, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 1005350.015Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 10/23/2014

Cyclone Drilling, Inc
Cyclone Rig 17api 05-045-22491-00
Parachute, CO 81635
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: P.O. Box 908null, Gillette, WY 82717

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/07/2015
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:06/02/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1005719 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $13,545 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,545
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $2,805 $0 $9,805
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100023 A08 II 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $2,805 $2,805 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003A Serious 19100027 B01 III 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $3,740 $3,740 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01003B Serious 19100027 B01 V 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01003C Serious 19100027 C04 04/17/2015 05/22/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 68815.015Event: 10/21/2014Employee Is Struck By Gate Valve And Is Killed
At 7:00 p.m. on October 21, 2014, an employee was re-attaching a 2 inch high pre ssure flexible fill line hose to the unpressurized side of a gate valve, when th e 2 inch gate valve separated from a 2 inch pipe nipple containing 2,800 pounds of drilling fluid . The pressurized gate valve struck the employee in the head a nd he was killed from his injuries. The pressurized side of the gate valve was 2 ,800 pounds. This gate valve weighed approximately 70 pounds. The gate valve was manufactured and tested in China to strict National Oilwell Varco (NOV) standar ds.
Keywords: accidental discharge, head, pressure piping, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1005350.015 Fatality Drillers, oil well

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