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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309381614 - Union Drilling, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Syracuse

Nr: 309381614Report ID: 0215800Open Date: 05/12/2006

Union Drilling, Inc.
Baker Hill Road
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: Route 33, West Mudlick Road, Buchanon, WV 26701

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/02/2006
Close Case:07/25/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100881762    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 2 6
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $70,000 $47,500 $0 $0 $138,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $100,000 $0 $0 $100,000
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 11/09/2006 11/20/2006 $7,000 $7,000 $0 11/21/2006 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 11/09/2006 11/20/2006 $7,000 $7,000 $0 11/21/2006 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100027 D02 11/09/2006 11/20/2006 $7,000 $7,000 $0 11/21/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 02001 Repeat 5A0001 11/09/2006 03/28/2008 $50,000 $70,000 $0 11/21/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 03001 Repeat 5A0001 11/09/2006 03/28/2008 $35,000 $35,000 $0 11/21/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  6. 03002 Repeat 19100178 L01 I 11/09/2006 03/28/2008 $15,000 $12,500 $0 11/21/2006 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200881134Event: 05/12/2006Employee Is Killed When Gas Rig Collapses
On May 12, 2006, Employee #1 was working in the derrick of a gas well drill rig pulling pipe from the hole. The rig collapsed and he fell approximately 70 ft. He was then crushed by the falling pipes, and died.
Keywords: head, hoisting mechanism, collapse, gas, crushed, fall, pipe, struck by, falling object, gas well drilling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309381614 Fatality Fracture Hoist and winch operators

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