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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304116353 - Westex Well Services, Lp

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock

Nr: 304116353Report ID: 0627400Open Date: 10/10/2001

Westex Well Services, Lp
North Cowden Unit #96
Odessa, TX 79401
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P O Box 1270, Midland, TX 79702

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/11/2001
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:04/15/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100811181    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $6,225 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,225
Current Penalty $4,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100181 D02 VIII 03/11/2002 03/14/2002 $2,000 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100181 J01 I 03/11/2002 03/14/2002 $2,000 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100181 J01 II 03/11/2002 03/14/2002 $800 $1,225 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200811024Event: 10/10/2001Employee Decapitated When Struck By Block And Cables
On October 10, 2001, Employee #1 was part of a well servicing crew in the process of pulling sucker rods and a pump from a production well. While the traveling blocks were being lowered to pull a portion of pipe, the drum brake was applied, but the traveling blocks did not slow or stop. As Employee #1 turned and attempted to run, he was struck from behind by a block and cables, resulting in his decapitation.
Keywords: brake, wire rope, blocks, well, pipe, struck by, decapitated, pump
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304116353 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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