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Inspection: 315232918 - Orion Drilling Company Llc Altair Rig #7

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 315232918Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 04/02/2011

Orion Drilling Company Llc Altair Rig #7
8-H Briscoe Ranch
Catarina, TX 78836
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: 674 Flato Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78405

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/02/2011
Emphasis: L:Oilgas, S:Struck-ByClose Case:11/21/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
Current Penalty $4,725 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,725
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/30/2011 10/26/2011 $4,725 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200212892Event: 04/01/2011Employee Is Struck By Bolt And Is Killed
On April 1, 2011, Employee #1, an employee of Orion Drilling Company LLC Altair Rig #7, was working on a rigging up process. The bolt, part of a counter-weight on the drilling rig's climbing assist, fell from approximately 142 ft high and struck Employee #1 on the head. The bolt was approximately 10 in. long by 1.5 in. wide and weighed approximately 8 lbs. Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat, but the bolt broke through the hard hat. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, rigging, hard hat, counterbalance, ppe, equipment failure, bolt, struck by, falling object, gas well drilling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315232918 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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