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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $500 $0 $14,500
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 5A0001 10/23/2002 11/25/2002 $1,750 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 5A0001 10/23/2002 11/25/2002 $0 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 5A0001 10/23/2002 11/25/2002 $1,750 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 5A0001 10/23/2002 11/25/2002 $0 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 02001 Other 5A0001 10/23/2002 11/25/2002 $0 $500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201922598 Event: 08/07/2002Two Employees Killed In Oil Derrick Collapse
On August 7, 2002, Employees #1 and #2 were on a crew that was pulling sucker rods at an oil well. The crew was pulling three, 25-ft sucker rods at a time and had pulled 9 sets of rods. Employee #1 was in the rod basket when, on the tenth pull, the derrick block and the derrick crown two-blocked and they came down together. The derrick rose up, the dead line cable snapped 15 ft 11 in. from the dead line connection, and the derrick block broke in two. When the block fell, it brought down the 9 sets of rods and Employee #1, who was in the rod basket. Half of the block fell and landed on Employee #2. Both men were killed. There was no limit switch on the crown, the derrick's right rear anchor was pulled completely out of the ground, and the other anchors were loose. There was also scratched paint and dented metal on the crown.
Keywords: derrick, unsecured, work rules, oil well drilling, broken cable, crushed, fall, struck by, two-blocking, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304573439 Fatality Other Drillers, oil well
2 304573439 Fatality Other Drillers, oil well

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