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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,853 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,853
Current Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $2,000 $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 04/12/2022 05/10/2022 $8,000 $10,151 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100028 B01 I 04/12/2022 05/10/2022 $2,000 $8,702 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 140928.015 Event: 11/04/2021Employee Is Killed When Caught In Swivel Lines
At 2:15 p.m. on November 4, 2021, a four man crew was cleaning an oil and gas li ne using a workover rig and a rotating drill stem. The employees were connecting the swivel to a new pipe. Employee #1 was manually positioning the swivel while coworker #1 was manually positioning the pipe and coworker #2 was operating the controls. The employees had connected the winch line to the swivel and were rot ating the winch when one of the chains being used to lift the swivel pinned the Employee #1's hand. When the swivel began spinning, it also began spinning Emplo yee #1 and wrapping him up in the chain. The chain was wrapped 3 to 4 times arou nd Employee #1, all the way up to his neck. Employee #1 suffered multiple blunt force injuries and an avulsion to the posterior of the scalp and was killed.
Keywords: avulsion, blunt force, blunt force trauma, caught in, chain, cleaning, crushed, gas, hand, head, oil line, pinned, rotating drill bit, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1562651.015 Fatality

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