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Inspection: 307073395 - S.W. Jack Drilling Company

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 307073395Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 11/02/2005

S.W. Jack Drilling Company
Yawkey Well #99, Garrets Fork Road
Chapmanville, WV 25508
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: P.O. Box 697, Indiana, PA 15701

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/06/2005
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:09/14/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/22/2005 12/28/2005 $3,000 $5,000 $0 01/19/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200631265Event: 11/02/2005Employee Dies After Falling Into Containment Pit
Employee #1 noticed a section of the liner for a containment pit had started to fall into the pit. He went to the edge of the pit and attempted to pull the liner up when his feet slid out from under him, and he fell into the pit. The pit was approximately 14 feet deep and contained approximately 8 to 10 feet of water and 4 to 6 feet of foam. Two coworkers tried unsuccessfully to rescue Employee #1 from the pit. He was removed from the pit by emergency services and was transported to the hospital. He died on the way to the hospital.
Keywords: asphyxiated, slip, pit, fall, drown, lost balance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307073395 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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