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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106646821 - Thomas Drilling Company

Inspection Information - Office: Oklahoma City

Nr: 106646821Report ID: 0627700Open Date: 02/24/1989

Thomas Drilling Company
Junction Of Hwy. 64 & Hwy. 14, 2 Mi. W., 3 1/2 N.
Alva, OK 73717
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: P.O. Box 400, Duncan, OK 73534

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/24/1989
Close Case:10/10/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360154132    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001A Serious 19260021 B02 04/10/1989 04/14/1989 $490 $490 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260601 B04 04/10/1989 04/14/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Other 19260050 C 04/10/1989 04/28/1989 $0 $140 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14234033Event: 02/22/1989Employee Killed When Caught Between Truck And Load
Employee #1 was assisting the other drivers to offload oil field drilling equipment from trucks and trailers on a new drilling site using his truck. He connected his truck winch cable to a portable mud pit, a large tank that holds drilling fluid on the rig or at a mud-mixing plant, until one end of it was on the ground. He then backed up to allow slack in his cable, got out of his truck, and disconnected the cable. Employee #1 got back in the truck and moved it to a neutral location, got out, and walked over to the side of the portable mud pit that was still about halfway on the trailer of the other truck. The other driver drove forward until the portable mud pit fell to the ground. He continued forward 2 ft to 3 ft then began to backup to put slack in his cable from his truck to the portable mud pit. As the other driver was backing, Employee #1 walked between the trailer and the portable mud pit and was crushed, killing him.
Keywords: chest, oil well drilling, caught between, crushed, truck, off loading, mud pit, poor visibility
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106646821 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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