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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 17835224 - Bisett Oil & Gas Company

Inspection Information - Office: Pittsburgh

Nr: 17835224Report ID: 0317500Open Date: 11/14/1985

Bisett Oil & Gas Company
Property Of Dr. Roy Roberts, R.D. #1
New Freeport, PA 15352
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: No Street Address, Holbrook, PA 15341

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/14/1985
Close Case:12/23/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
Current Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/13/1985 12/27/1985 $350 $350 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14325310Event: 10/02/1985Employee Killed When Struck By Rotating Drain Line
Employee #1 was instructed by his supervisor to slowly open the head valve of a gas well in order to drain sand, water, etc. from the well. As he did this the drain line rotated at high speed, striking him and throwing him 30 ft. Employee #1 died instantly of severe intra-abdominal hemorrhaging.
Keywords: rotating parts, abdomen, gas well, drain pipe, hemorrhage, work rules, valve, struck by, gas well drilling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17835224 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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