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Inspection: 303677967 - Merit Energy Company

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 303677967Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 07/11/2001

Merit Energy Company
Ne/4 Sec. 36-1n-67w
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1311/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas
Mailing: 12222 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX 75251

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/18/2001
Close Case:01/30/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101571867    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,250 $2,250
Current Penalty $2,250 $2,250
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100219 D01 12/19/2001 12/23/2001 $2,250 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Inspection: 303677884 - Key Energy Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 303677884Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 07/11/2001

Key Energy Services, Inc.
Ne/4 Sec. 36-1n-67w
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 159 N. Wolcott, Suite 360, Casper, WY 82601

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/18/2001
Close Case:07/22/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101571867    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,500 $2,500
Current Penalty $2,500 $2,500
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260021 B02 12/19/2001 05/01/2002 $2,500 $2,500 $0 01/07/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201571031Event: 07/11/2001Employee Killed By Counterweight On Pumping Unit
On July 11, 2001, Employee #1 and three coworkers of a well servicing company had just finished installing new tubing to an oil production well. While two coworkers went to lunch, Employee #1 and another employee began picking up tools and equipment in preparation to break down the workover rig. With the pumping unit running to check for flow, Employee #1 climbed over the metal guardrail system and into the counterweight where he was struck and killed by the reciprocating counterweight on the pumping unit.
Keywords: counterbalance, oil well drilling, struck against, pump
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303677884 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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