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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314936295 - Tomcat Drilling Rig #3

Inspection Information - Office: Oklahoma City

Nr: 314936295Report ID: 0627700Open Date: 11/01/2011

Tomcat Drilling Rig #3
County Line #1-2 Swd
Billings, OK 74630
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: 8301 East 21st N. Suite 360, Wichita, KS 67206

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/17/2012
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:03/14/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $9,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,900
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $2,500 $0 $5,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040039 A 01/19/2012 03/06/2012 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100151 B 01/19/2012 03/06/2012 $3,000 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200645208Event: 08/29/2011Employee Dies In Route To Hospital
On August 28, 2011, Employee #1, an oil well driller, was working under the sub-frame of the drilling rig, in the shade. The ambient temperature was 99 degrees. Employee #1 started complaining about a feeling of "burning up" inside. A coworker transported him in his personal vehicle to the hospital. The coworker that was driving was pulled over for speeding by the Highway Patrol, and was escorted to the hospital, where Employee #1 was pronounced dead. There was suspicion of possible drug use by Employee #1 and the medical examiner found levels of methamphetamines in his system.
Keywords: heat, oil well drilling, heat exhaustion, oil rig, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314936295 Fatality Other Drillers, oil well

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