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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1154509 - Fox Drilling Company

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 1154509Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 06/08/1984

Fox Drilling Company
Off Main Street
Mabie, WV 26278
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: C/O Bob Fox Owner Box 129, Glenville, WV 26351

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/12/1984
Close Case:02/11/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360572705    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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
  1. 01001 Other 19030002 A01 07/13/1984 07/16/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 19040002 A 07/13/1984 07/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14481998Event: 06/05/1984Struck By A Length Of Pipe
ON JUNE 5, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 5:30 AM, A NATURAL GAS DRILLING CREW WAS PREPARING TO LOWER CONDUCTOR PIPE INTO A HOLE. THE (WORM) WRAPPED A 1/2 INCH CHAIN (10 FOOT LENGTH) ATTACHED TO 9/16 INCH WIRE ROPE, AROUND THE CONDUCTOR PIPE (40 1/2 FOOT LENGTH AND 11 3/4 INCH DIAMETER), USING TWO WRAPS AND A SAFETY HOOK. THE CHAIN WAS SECURED AROUND THE CONDUCTOR PIPE ABOUT TWO FEET FROM THE TOP OF THE PIPE, WHICH HAD A PROTECTIVE LIP. THE CREW LIFTED THE PIPE INTO THE HOLE, USING A 20 TON CAPACITY WINCH. THE HOLE WAS TWO FEET TOO SHORT. THE DRILLER OPERATED THE WINCH CONTROLS AND RAISED THE PIPE OUT OF THE HOLE. THE CREW STARTED TO SHOVE THE CONDUCTOR PIPE BACK TOWARDS THJE V-DOOR FOR STORAGE. THE PIPE SLIPPED THROUGH THE CHAIN, STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1. HE SUSTAINED INTERNAL INJURIES WHICH WERE FATAL.
Keywords: chain, wire rope, slip, pipe, struck by, gas well drilling, winch
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1154509 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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