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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306755950 - Grey Wolf Drilling Company L.P. Rig 517

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 306755950Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 07/14/2003

Grey Wolf Drilling Company L.P. Rig 517
Bloomberg # 22 Starr Co. Xavier Zamora Survey A699
Sullivan City, TX 78595
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: 10370 Richmand Ave. Suite 600, Houston, TX 77042

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/23/2003
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:03/15/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100211754    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 2 1 10
Current Violations 9 9
Initial Penalty $33,000 $70,000 $47,500 $1,000 $0 $151,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $105,000 $105,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/09/2004 02/05/2004 $0 $7,000 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Unclass 19100141 C01 III 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $11,667 $2,500 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Unclass 19100242 A 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $11,667 $2,500 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Unclass 19100305 B01 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $11,667 $7,000 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Unclass 19100305 E01 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $11,667 $7,000 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006A Unclass 19100307 B 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $11,667 $7,000 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01006B Unclass 19100307 B02 II 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $0 $0 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02001A Unclass 19100023 A08 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $11,667 $70,000 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 02001B Unclass 19100132 D01 I 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $0 $0 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 03001 Unclass 19100151 C 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $11,667 $35,000 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 03002 Unclass 19100305 G02 III 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $11,667 $12,500 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 04001 Unclass 19100157 E03 01/09/2004 01/15/2004 $11,664 $1,000 $0 01/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200211365Event: 07/13/2003Pressure Release Kills Two Employees And Hospitalizes Third
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on July 13, 2003, during oil well drilling operations, a nipple in the permanent kill line failed and released pressurized drilling mud at approximately 2670 psi. Three employees were thrown into the 8-foot-deep cellar that contained drilling fluids. Two employees died as a result of multiple injuries caused by the explosive blast and the third employee was hospitalized with leg fractures.
Keywords: fracture, oil well drilling, explosion, struck by, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306755950 Fatality Other Drillers, oil well
2 306755950 Fatality Other Drillers, oil well
3 306755950 Hospitalized injury Other Drillers, oil well

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