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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305961609 - 51 Oil Operating Co. Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 305961609Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 10/23/2003

51 Oil Operating Co. Llc
Bayou Choctaw Field
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: P.O. Box 51828, Lafayette, LA 70505

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/23/2003
Close Case:08/16/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/12/2003 12/24/2003 $2,100 $2,100 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200553105Event: 10/22/2003Employee Is Killed When Struck By Derrick Travelling Block
Employee #1 was conducting oil well work-over operations in a rod basket attached to a derrick, approximately 80 feet above the ground. He was pulling drilling rods when the travelling block hit the crown of the derrick, severed the drill line, and fell. The block struck the employee in the head and killed him. He remained in the basket until rescue workers were able to obtain a crane capable of retrieving him from the unstable derrick. The investigation revealed that the accident occurred due to the inattention of the driller while operating the equipment and the lack of a crown block device to prevent the travelling block from striking the crown.
Keywords: derrick, head, travelling block, oil well drilling, crown block, equipment failure, struck by, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305961609 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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