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Inspection: 310266366 - Frank'S Casing Crew & Rental Tools, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 310266366Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 01/28/2008

Frank'S Casing Crew & Rental Tools, Inc.
Galveston Block 151, Well #6
Galveston, TX 77518
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: 700 E Verot School Road, Lafayette, LA 70508

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/07/2008
Close Case:02/26/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101932804    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $8,825 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,825
Current Penalty $8,825 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,825
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260501 B04 I 02/22/2008 02/22/2008 $5,000 $5,000 $0 03/18/2008 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002A Serious 19260502 I03 02/22/2008 02/22/2008 $2,125 $2,125 $0 03/18/2008 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01002B Serious 19260502 I04 02/22/2008 02/22/2008 $0 $0 $0 03/18/2008 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 01003A Serious 19261053 B01 02/22/2008 02/22/2008 $1,700 $1,700 $0 03/18/2008 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 01003B Serious 19261053 B04 02/22/2008 02/22/2008 $0 $0 $0 03/18/2008 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201924370Event: 01/28/2008Welder Is Killed In Fall While Cutting Out Pollution Pan
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on January 28, 2008, Employee #1, a welder, was working to cut out a section of a pollution pan located in the subfloor of a Hercules 251 Rig. The four-sided pollution pan was attached to the walls of the subfloor with twelve flat iron braces approximately 0.375 in. thick by 5 in. wide by 8 in. long. Three braces were located on each side of the pollution pan. The braces on the east and west side of the pan had been removed previously. The welding supervisor directed Employee #1 and another welder to cut the three braces that remained in place on each of the north and south sides of the pan. The other welder cut the three braces on one side and then stepped out of the pan. As Employee #1 cut the last brace, the pollution pan fell. Employee #1 fell approximately 44 ft to the "Texas Deck" located below the rig, striking his head on the well head. He then fell another 62 ft through the gap between the well head and the Texas Deck and landed in water. Employee #1 was recovered via use of the rig's rescue capsule. He was killed.
Keywords: unsecured, welder, brace, drill rig--non-oil, fall, fall protection, concussion, oil rig, work surface, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310266366 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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