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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $840 $0 $0 $0 $0 $840
Current Penalty $840 $0 $0 $0 $0 $840
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/04/1984 12/18/1984 $280 $280 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100134 A02 12/04/1984 02/04/1985 $280 $280 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19100134 E03 12/04/1984 01/04/1985 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  4. 01002C Serious 19100134 E03 I 12/04/1984 02/04/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01003 Serious 19100145 C03 12/04/1984 01/04/1985 $280 $280 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14481345 Event: 10/04/1984Employees Entered Frac Tank (Confined Space) At Drill Site
EMPLOYEE #3 ENTERED A FRAC TANK AT THE DRILLING SITE TO GET A KELLY HOSE. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS WAITING AT THE ENTRANCE ON TOP OF THE TANK. HE SAW EMPLOYEE #3 COLLAPSE. HE CALLED FOR HELP, THEN ENTERED THE TANK. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #4 WERE AT THE WELLHEAD. THEY RESPONDED BY ALSO ENTERING THE TANK. THE TANK HAD ABOUT 2 FEET OF WATER LEFT IN THE BOTTOM. BY THE TIME THE TANK HAD BEEN DRAINED AND THE EMPLOYEES REMOVED, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 HAD DROWNED. EMPLOYEES #3 AND #4 WERE HOSPITALIZED WITH VARIOUS SYMPTOMS, ATTRIBUTED TO OXYGEN DEFICIENCY AND EXPOSURE TO NATURAL GAS. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE THE EMPLOYEES ENTERED A CONFINED SPACE WITHOUT TESTING THE ATMOSPHERE OR WEARING THE PROPER RESPIRATORY PROTECTION.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, respiratory, ventilation, confined space, frac tank, oil well drilling, toxic atmosphere, natural gas, drown, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1756493 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 1756493 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 1756493 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 1756493 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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