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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311006605 - Boomer Well Service

Inspection Information - Office: Oklahoma City

Nr: 311006605Report ID: 0627700Open Date: 05/29/2008

Boomer Well Service
White 3-1
Woodward, OK 73802
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: P.O. Box 608, Woodward, OK 73802

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/21/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/04/2010
Emphasis: L:Oilgas

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100645811    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $6,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,250
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 19100023 C01 11/12/2008 12/01/2008 $1,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 11/12/2008 11/25/2008 $750 $1,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 5A0001 11/12/2008 12/15/2008 $1,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200644110Event: 05/28/2008Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pressurized Hose
On May 28, 2008, employees were opening an existing well to put it back on line to produce gas. The well-servicing employees and the trucking/servicing company, contracted to pump fluid down the casing to kill the well, had come off break. According to both companies, the well was dead, with a pressure between 0 psi to10 psi reported by the pump operator. The pump operator was maintaining a velocity of 0.25 barrels (bbl) of fluid per minute into the well, when the servicing employees noticed the well gassing out the tubing. The servicing employees went to shut in the well and move the pump hose from the casing valve to the TIW (Texas Iron Works) valve. The pump continued to operate at 0.25 bbl per minute when the casing valve was shut. As the employees started to remove the hose, the back pressure blew the hose off the fitting and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: gas well, well, gas, hose, high pressure, gas leak, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311006605 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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