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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,200
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 6605(C) 03/15/2022 03/25/2022 $16,200 $16,200 $0 03/27/2022 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139948.015 Event: 10/01/2021Employee Is Struck On Chest By Rotating Tongs And Is Killed
At 12:20 p.m. on October 1, 2021, an employee worked as part of a drilling rig c rew. The employee worked on the drilling rig floor to place the breakout tongs o n a section of pipe. The pin securing the safety line to the tongs was not fully seated and when the coworker engaged the rotary table to unthread the section, the pin flew out, the breakout tongs rotated, and struck the employee on the che st. The employee received a laceration to the upper chest and was killed.
Keywords: chest, drill, drill pipe, drill rig--non-oil, laceration, rotating parts, struck by, tongs
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1555964.015 Fatality

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