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Inspection: 300396504 - Mallard Bay Drilling, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 300396504Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 06/19/1997

Mallard Bay Drilling, Inc.
Ocs Water - Offshore Platform W/Arco
Lafayette, LA 70506
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: Pob 51498, Lafayette, LA 70506

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/24/1997
Close Case:07/02/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,900
Current Penalty $13,230 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,230
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/06/1997 10/14/1997 $4,410 $6,300 $0 10/31/1997 3 - Supreme Court
  2. 01002 Serious 19100120 Q01 10/06/1997 10/20/1997 $4,410 $6,300 $0 10/31/1997 3 - Supreme Court
  3. 01003 Serious 19100120 Q06 10/06/1997 10/27/1997 $4,410 $6,300 $0 10/31/1997 3 - Supreme Court

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14392286Event: 06/17/1997Four Killed, One Injured In Explosion On Gas Drilling Rig
Employees #1 through #5 were crew members on a barge-mounted drilling rig in the Atchafalaya Basin off southern Louisiana. They were attempting to complete a natural gas well that had been drilled, cased, and perforated when wellhead control was lost because of mechanical problems both down the well bore and at the surface on the rig floor. Drilling mud and natural gas spewed from the drill pipe to a height of 30 ft above the rig floor and also one level down at the shale shaker and mud tanks. When the gas contacted an ignition source, it exploded and the well caught fire. Employees #1 and #3 were at the shale shaker and Employees #2 and #4 were standing behind a bulkhead on the second level, 100 ft from the well; all four were killed instantly by the force of the explosion. Employee #5 was injured when a piece of grating landed on him on the deck of the crew boat.
Keywords: flammable vapors, fire, natural gas, explosion, struck by, wellhead, gas well drilling, accidental discharge, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300396504 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 300396504 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
3 300396504 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
4 300396504 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
5 300396504 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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