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Inspection: 2292761 - B J Titan Services Co

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 2292761Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 01/09/1986

B J Titan Services Co
Exxon Co Lasokey 1 Well Off Us Hwy 90
Edgerly, LA 70663
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: Po Box 3107, Lake Charles, LA 70602

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/15/1986
Close Case:08/12/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360141337    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $560
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 01/16/1986 02/05/1986 $560 $560 $0 02/12/1986 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14519391Event: 01/03/1986Fell 40 Feet From Elevator To Rig Floor
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS A MEMBER OF A B. J. TITAN SERVICES COMPANY CEMENTING CREW WORKING AT THE EXXON COMPANY LABOKEY #1 WELL, LOCATED NEAR HIGHWAY 90, NEAR EDGERLY, LOUISIANA. THE CREW HAD ARRIVED AT SITE ON JANUARY 2, 1986, AT 6 AM TO BEGIN CEMENTING. SOME PROBLEMS WERE ENCOUNTERED GETTING THE WELL TO CIRCULATE. MOST OF TIME PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT HAD BEEN SPENT PRESSURIZING THE WELL TO GET WELL CIRCULATION. CEMENTING BEGAN AT APPROXIMATELY 8:45 PM ON JANUARY 3RD. THE CEMENTING WAS MOSTLY DONE WHEN A PROBLEM DEVELOPED WITH THE NIPPLE ON THE MANIFOLD OF THE CEMENT HEAD. THE MANIFOLD WAS CHANGED AND VALVES WERE INSTALLED ON THE HEAD. CEMENTING BEGAN AGAIN AT APPROXIMATELY 11 PM. EMPLOYEE #1 AND A SUPERVISOR WERE UP IN THE DERRICK PREPARING TO INSERT A CEMENT PLUG IN THE CASING. THE SUPERVISOR WAS IN THE STABBING BASKET WHILE EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING ON THE ELEVATORS. HE WAS TRYING BACK A "D" PIN OUT OF THE HEAD SO THAT THE PLUG WOULD FALL INTO THE CASING. THERE WAS ABOUT 2,700 PSI AIR PRESSURE IN THE HEAD (NEEDED TO HELP FORCE THE PLUG INTO THE CASING). THERE WAS A SUDDEN BLOW OUT OF THE "D" PIN. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KNOCKED FROM THE ELEVATOR TO THE RIG FLOOR, 40 FEET BELOW. HE WAS KILLED. THE EMPLOYEE HAD NOT EFFECTIVELY TIED OFF AT HIS LOCATION.
Keywords: derrick, cementing, high pressure, fall, fall protection, oil well servicing, tie-off, oil rig
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2292761 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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