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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1150390.015 - Arrow Drilling Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 1150390.015Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 05/26/2016

Arrow Drilling Company, Inc.
Hwy 185 & Key Rdnull
Bloomington, TX 77951
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: P. O. Box 529null, Benavides, TX 78341

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/26/2016
Close Case:11/16/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,471 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,471
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/21/2016 12/06/2016 $10,000 $12,471 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 85575.015Event: 05/26/2016Employee Is Caught Between Trailer And Wheel Plate
At 5:07 a.m. on May 26, 2016, an employee was connecting a trailer to a 5th whee l plate by guiding the driver of the truck using a flashlight and hand signals. He was kneeling under the table of casing in order to see the pin of the fifth w heel and the tractor trailer. He was directed by the driver to kneel under the t able of casing because it was the safest area. At some point the employee moved from his kneeling position and the driver noticed he was standing and nearer the tractor trailer. The trailer bed slid off the fifth wheel and pinned the employ ee between the trailer bed and the table of casing. The worker was pinned betwee n the trailer and table and was killed by asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, caught in, crushing, oil well drilling/servicing
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1150390.015 Fatality Drillers, oil well

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