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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302264718 - A-Plus Well Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 302264718Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 09/24/1998

A-Plus Well Service, Inc.
3107 Bloomfield Hwy
Farmington, NM 87565
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O. Box 1979, Farmington, NM 87499

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/25/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/11/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 90005 A 02/02/1999 03/01/1999 $900 $1,500 $0 02/25/1999 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200040228Event: 09/23/1998Employee Killed When Gas Well Erupts
Employee #1 and four coworkers, all of A-plus, were working on a natural gas well when the pressure within the well suddenly kicked, and it spewed out water and gas. The pressure threw Employee #1 approximately 50 ft away. He sustained multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: gas well, work rules, well, natural gas, high pressure, struck by, flying object, gas well drilling, accidental discharge, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302264718 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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