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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106807407 - R. V. Tool, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock

Nr: 106807407Report ID: 0627400Open Date: 08/22/1989

R. V. Tool, Inc.
Pegasus Ellenburger #13-3 (Unit #106)
Midland, TX 79702
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 3801 Mankin Road, Odessa, TX 79764

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/22/1989
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:12/06/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360168439    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
Current Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/15/1989 11/18/1989 $360 $360 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19101200 E01 11/15/1989 01/09/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14413728Event: 08/21/1989Employee Is Struck By Exploding Pipe Nipple
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS RELEASING PRESSURE IN THE WELL CASING BY OPENING A BALL VALVE WITH HIS FOOT. THE NIPPLE CONNECTING THE VALVE TO THE BLOWOUT PROTECTION BLEW OFF, STRIKING HIM IN THE HEAD. THE EXPANDING GAS FROM THE WELL, MEASURING 1300 PSI, THREW HIM 60 FEET FROM THE WELLHEAD. THE VICTIM WAS TREATED AT THE SCENE AND DIED IN THE HOSPITAL OF HEAD INJURIES.
Keywords: head, natural gas, pressure piping, high pressure, oil well servicing, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106807407 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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