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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300429149 - Wcs Oil & Gas Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Austin

Nr: 300429149Report ID: 0625400Open Date: 07/14/1996

Wcs Oil & Gas Corporation
Hwy 1647
Dime Box, TX 78942
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1311/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas
Mailing: P O Box 1109, Giddings, TX 78942

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/17/1996
Close Case:01/08/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
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 5A0001 08/26/1996 08/30/1996 $1,500 $1,500 $0 09/13/1996 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170084503Event: 07/13/1996Employee Killed In Gas Well Explosion And Fire
Employee #1 was operating the choke on the rig floor. He was trying to reduce the pressure when the well blew out and ignited. Employee #1 was caught in the natural gas fire that engulfed the rig floor, and was burned to death.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, fire, natural gas, gas, explosion, blowout--oil well, gas well drilling, oil rig
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300429149 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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