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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 16984023 - Cactus Drilling Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock

Nr: 16984023Report ID: 0627400Open Date: 07/16/1974

Cactus Drilling Corp
Gomez S Unit 3 Rig 27 2 Mile
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells

Inspection Type:Planned
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:
Ownership: 
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/16/1974
Close Case:03/10/1984

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $25 $0 $25
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $25 $0 $25
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100023 C01 I 07/26/1974 08/26/1974 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 19100026 A01 III 07/26/1974 08/26/1974 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 19100027 B01 II 07/26/1974 08/26/1974 $25 $25 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 19100157 D02 I 07/26/1974 07/29/1974 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14413066Event: 07/16/1974One Employee Killed, Two Injured When Struck By Tongs
Employee #1, the lead tong man; Employee #2, the motor man; and Employee #3, a driller; were all floorhands of a crew that was tripping out of the hole at drilling rig #64. The top of the tongs slipped down on the clockwise-rotating drill pipe, snapping the snub line and causing the tongs to fly out. The tongs struck the floorhands, killing Employee #1 and injuring Employees #2 and #3. Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: oil well drilling, struck by, tongs, flying object, hand tool
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 16984023 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 16984023 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 16984023 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
4 16984023 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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