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Inspection: 310588405 - Ricway Roustabout & Water Service

Inspection Information - Office: Englewood

Nr: 310588405Report ID: 0830600Open Date: 02/28/2007

Ricway Roustabout & Water Service
11991 Hwy 12
Weston, CO 81091
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: P.O. Box 705, La Veta, CO 81055

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/13/2007
Emphasis: L:Oilgas, S:Powered Ind VehicleClose Case:02/25/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101752525    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,100 $2,100
Current Penalty $2,100 $2,100
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/07/2007 09/19/2007 $2,100 $2,100 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201751609Event: 02/27/2007Truck Driver Is Killed After Losing Control Going Downhill
At approximately 11:25 a.m. on February 27, 2007, Employee #1 was operating a 19 95 Kenworth bobtail truck with a 4,000 gallon tank to haul waste water from gas wells in Las Animas County, Colorado. He was on a steep, dry, winding, hard dirt road with an approximately 4- to 5-degree slope. The truck did not have adequat e maintenance or inspection records. Work had been done on the truck's brakes a couple weeks before the incident. The truck also had a stiff suspension and was known to hop or bounce easily. At the time of the incident, the truck was going downhill to some wells. There were long skid marks up to the area where the truc k went over a steep embankment. Employee #1 either jumped from the vehicle or wa s thrown from the vehicle. He was killed by the impact.
Keywords: tank truck, traffic accident, brake, gas well, inadequate maint, fall, lost control, slope, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310588405 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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