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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311686992 - Nomac Drilling, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 311686992Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 05/20/2009

Nomac Drilling, Llc
Rig 241
Littleton, WV 26581
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: 171 Locus Avenue Extension, Mt. Morris, PA 15349

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/21/2009
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:06/30/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/10/2009 05/14/2010 $4,900 $7,000 $0 12/08/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200632081Event: 05/20/2009Five Employees Are Exposed To Noxious Fumes
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on May 20, 2009, five employees were on the floor of a drilling rig when the drill string was being removed from the well bore. As the employees raised and separated two sections of the drill string, all of the employees were exposed to the fumes coming from the center of the drill string. The five employees started having breathing problems and evacuated the drilling rig. After they were off of the rig, all started vomiting. The five employees were immediately transported to a local hospital, and all stayed overnight. Four of the employees were released the following day. The fifth employee was transported to a second hospital and was released on May 22, 2009.
Keywords: respiratory, lung, vapor, ppe, well, overexposure, oil rig, vomit
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 311686992 Hospitalized injury Other Drillers, oil well

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