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Inspection: 2956803 - Arapahoe Drilling Co

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 2956803Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 08/05/1985

Arapahoe Drilling Co
Near Rig #3
Blonco, NM 87412
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: 3200 South Side River Rd, Farmington, NM 87401

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/04/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/30/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360765564    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $1,140 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,140
Current Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5000095A01 11/06/1985 11/09/1985 $420 $420 $0 11/26/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 5000095A01 11/06/1985 11/09/1985 $0 $360 $0 11/26/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 5000095A01 11/06/1985 11/09/1985 $180 $360 $0 11/26/1985 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14301311Event: 08/04/1985Natural Gas Fire At Drilling Rig
ARAPAHOE RIG #3 WAS DRILLING FOR NATURAL GAS ON LOCATION NEAR BLONCO, NEW MEXICO. NATURAL GAS AT ABOUT 150 PSI BEGAN LEAKING THROUGH THE DRILLING FLUID. THE RETAINING RING THAT HOLDS THE RUBBER STRIPPER HEAD IN THE ROTARY BOWL HAD COME LOOSE. THE ESCAPING GAS WAS IGNITED BY AN UNKNOWN SOURCE AT ABOUT 6:30 PM ON AUGUST 4, 1985. THE ENSUING RIG FIRE BURNED FOUR OF THE FIVE MEN ON DUTY. ONE DIED FROM HIS BURNS.
Keywords: burn, fire, natural gas, drill rig--non-oil, gas leak, gas well drilling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2956803 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Drillers, oil well
2 2956803 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Drillers, oil well
3 2956803 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Drillers, oil well
4 2956803 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Drillers, oil well

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