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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308462571 - Thornton Drilling Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 308462571Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 01/24/2005

Thornton Drilling Co.
Off Hyw 96 N.On Gravel Rd.
Cecil, AR 72949
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1311/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas
NAICS: 211111/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Mailing: P.O. Box 811, Pocola, OK 74902

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/10/2005
Close Case:04/01/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100263128    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 9
Current Violations 5 2 7
Initial Penalty $20,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,250
Current Penalty $6,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/09/2005 03/15/2005 $2,500 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 5A0001 03/09/2005 03/15/2005 $0 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 5A0001 03/09/2005 03/15/2005 $700 $1,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100023 C01 03/09/2005 03/15/2005 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19100141 B01 I 03/09/2005 03/21/2005 $1,800 $1,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 19100141 G04 03/09/2005 03/15/2005 $0 $1,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 7. 01007 Serious 19100145 C02 I 03/09/2005 03/15/2005 $1,800 $1,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100151 C 03/09/2005 03/15/2005 $900 $1,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01009 Serious 19100212 A01 03/09/2005 03/15/2005 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200262533Event: 01/22/2005Employee Injured In Gas Well Rig Fire And Later Dies
Employee # 1 was working the Derrick (Monkey Board) of a gas well rig when the well exploded blowing Employee # 1 off of the Monkey Board. Employee #1 was left hanging by his safety harness and lanyard line. Coworkers said Employee # 1 hung by his safety line for approximately 10 seconds to 20 seconds in the flames from the burning rig until his lanyard line melted from the heat. Employee # 1 fell approximately 54 ft to the floor below. Rescue units were called from the nearest local town, which is approximately 20 miles from the drill site. Police, the Coroner and the rescue unit all arrived approximately at the same time and Employee # 1 was transported to the local hospital approximately 40 miles from the scene of the accident. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: burn, derrick, gas well, flammable liquid, fire, safety belt, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308462571 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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