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Inspection: 314944059 - L & D Well Services Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 4

Nr: 314944059Report ID: 0454714Open Date: 09/24/2010

L & D Well Services Inc
0.5 Mi West Of Moore Road
Briceville, TN 37710
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 1192, Vansant, VA 24656

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/24/2010
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:04/19/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $800 $0 $4,800
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $800 $0 $4,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 503010501 03/22/2011 04/09/2011 $4,000 $4,000 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19100132 D02 03/22/2011 04/05/2011 $100 $100 $0 -
  3. 02002 Other 19101200 G08 03/22/2011 04/09/2011 $200 $200 $0 -
  4. 02003 Other 3000327 A 03/22/2011 04/05/2011 $400 $400 $0 -
  5. 02004 Other 90007 03/22/2011 04/09/2011 $100 $100 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200625895Event: 09/23/2010Employee Is Killed When Struck In The Head By Projectile
On September 23, 2010, Employee #1 was repairing a natural gas well. During work, Employee #1 shut down the main valve on the well head and bled off the trapped pressure. Once the pressure was stabilized, he disassembled the well head and proceeded to remove a frac-ball that had been placed on one of the underground valves. Employee #1 then reassembled the well head and began reenergizing the well by opening the bleeder valve and slowly opening the main valve. This action brought pressure up into the well. A pressure surge erupted causing the top half of the well head to spin and become a projectile, which struck Employee #1 in the back of his head. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, repair, well, equipment failure, pressure piping, struck by, wellhead, flying object, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314944059 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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