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Inspection: 310463526 - Schneider Energy Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 310463526Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 11/28/2006

Schneider Energy Services, Inc.
Webb 11-04 Nesw Sec. 4 T10s R95w, Mesa Cty
Collbran, CO 81624
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 14400 Hwy 34, Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/17/2007
Emphasis: L:Oilgas, N:Trench, S:Struck-By, S:TrenchingClose Case:07/18/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101574416    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $12,450 $12,450
Current Penalty $8,725 $8,725
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 05/16/2007 06/12/2007 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19101200 H01 05/16/2007 06/12/2007 $0 $1,225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19260021 B02 05/16/2007 06/12/2007 $0 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260050 C 05/16/2007 06/12/2007 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260651 B03 05/16/2007 06/12/2007 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006A Serious 19101200 H01 05/16/2007 06/12/2007 $1,225 $1,225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01006B Serious 19260021 B02 05/16/2007 06/12/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201573185Event: 11/27/2006Employee Is Killed In Gas Pipeline Explosion
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on November 27, 2006, Employee #1, a roustabout, was part of a three man crew that was instructed to cut, thread, and cap a 4-in. st eel pipeline that was considered to be abandoned since the well was no longer pr oducing. The employees checked the pipeline for pressure by opening the blow dow n valves located on the 2-in. vertical riser section of pipe that was exposed ab ove ground. One of the employees opened the valves and did not observe a pressur e release from the valves, allowing the crew to proceed with excavating operatio ns approximately four feet from the vertical riser to unearth the 4-in. pipe. On ce the pipeline was excavated, Employee #1 began cold-cutting the pipe with a la rge manual rotary pipe cutting tool. Employee #1 eventually breached the 4-in. p ipeline which was pressurized with natural gas and condensate, creating a high p ressure release that struck Employee #1. Employee #1 received a blunt force trau ma injury to the head causing a fatal injury.
Keywords: fracture, head, gas, explosion, pipeline, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310463526 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

Inspection: 310463518 - Encana Oil & Gas Usa, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 310463518Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 11/28/2006

Encana Oil & Gas Usa, Inc.
Webb 11-04 Nesw Sec. 4 T10s R95w Mesa Cty
Collbran, CO 81624
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1321/Natural Gas Liquids
NAICS: 211112/Natural Gas Liquid Extraction
Mailing: 555 17th Street Suite 1700, Denver, CO 80202

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/29/2006
Emphasis: L:Oilgas, S:Struck-By, S:TrenchingClose Case:05/10/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101574416    

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