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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310017025 - Tetra Production Testing Services, L.P.

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock

Nr: 310017025Report ID: 0627400Open Date: 06/25/2006

Tetra Production Testing Services, L.P.
Section 4, Blk 20, University No 20-4 No. 1
Mentone, TX 79754
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: 4401 N-I35 Ste 207, Denton, TX 76207

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/25/2006
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:08/31/2007

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 $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/04/2006 01/23/2007 $3,750 $5,000 $0 12/26/2006 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200812121Event: 06/24/2006Employee Is Killed By Flying Object
Employee #1 was changing out the O-ring on a line heater. Employee #1 had shut the line heater by closing the upstream valve at the well head but, contrary to procedure, had not closed the downstream valve in front of the separator. The end blew off the line, struck Employee #1, and killed him. Average pressure of the gas from the well had been 8,500 psi.
Keywords: gas well, pressure piping, valve, struck by, flying object, gas fitting, pressure release, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310017025 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Production testers

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