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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313061061 - Mesa Well Service, L.P.

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 313061061Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 03/09/2009

Mesa Well Service, L.P.
Dark Canyon
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: Po Box 1620, Hobbs, NM 88241

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/11/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/18/2010
Emphasis: L:Oilgas

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
Current Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 90005 A 09/04/2009 09/24/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 09/23/2009 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200041481Event: 03/06/2009Employee Dies After Being Struck By Well Valve Assembly
On March 6, 2009, Employee #1 was working with a crew removing the Christmas tree assembly from a gas well that was to be temporarily abandoned. The crew did not depressurize the well before attempting to remove the Christmas tree. As the Christmas tree was being released from the threads holding it, there was a violent release of pressure, displacing the Christmas tree upwards and causing it to come loose from the elevator and falling to the side. Employee #1 was killed when he was struck by the Christmas tree assembly.
Keywords: air pressure, gas well, valve
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313061061 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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