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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $6,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/16/2008 02/08/2008 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 5A0001 01/16/2008 02/08/2008 $1,000 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19100023 D01 01/16/2008 02/08/2008 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201573300 Event: 09/08/2007Employee Is Burned And Killed By Gas Ignition
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on July 25, 2007, an employee, a part of a crew was cleaning out an active well. Gas wells were cleaned periodically because it caused them to be more productive. The employee was operating the high pressure pump when a pocket of gas was released from the well. When the gas floated over to the high pressure pump it ignited and burned the employee. As the employee ran away, he ran into another gas pocket and thus received burns over 70 percent of his body. The employee was airlifted to a burn unit. The employee died after spending approximately six weeks in the hospital.
Keywords: burn, gas well, cleaning, ignition system, gas
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310468103 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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