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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 108513086 - B J Services

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 108513086Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 06/12/1991

B J Services
3220 Bloomfield Highway
Farmington, NM 87499
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 47, Farmington, NM 87499

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/12/1991
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:12/18/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident36592921    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 90005 A 12/03/1991 12/09/1991 $900 $900 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 755108Event: 05/09/1991Employee Dies When Struck In Head By Gas Well Hose Line
AT APPROXIMATELY 4:18 A.M. ON MAY 9, 1991, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INVOLVED IN REMOVING CHAINS AND BOOMERS FROM THE BLOW PREVENTER DURING THE COMPLETION OF A GAS WELL INSTALLATION. THESE CHAINS AND BOOMERS HAPPENED TO BE LOCATED OVER THE ADAPTER THAT HAD BEEN INSTALLED BETWEEN THE DRILLERS' MUD TANK BULL HOSE AND THE SERVICE COMPANY'S RECEIVER TANK BULL HOSE. AS EMPLOYEE #1 LEANED OVER TO LOOSEN A BOOMER, PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE MUD LINE. WHEN THE PRESSURE CAME ON, THE ADAPTER FAILED, CAUSING ONE OF THE 2-INCH BULL HOSE LINES, WITH A SECTION OF THE ADAPTER ATTACHED, TO FLY UP AND STRIKE EMPLOYEE #1 A FATAL BLOW TO THE HEAD. SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATIONS REVEALED THAT THE HOSE CONNECTION WAS NOT PROVIDED WITH A WIPP CHECK SAFETY CHAIN.
Keywords: head, work rules, gas well drilling, hose, high pressure, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108513086 Occupation Not Listed

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