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Inspection: 315841296 - Halliburton Energy Services

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 315841296Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 09/20/2011

Halliburton Energy Services
Oracle 21 Federal #4h
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: 5801 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88260

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/22/2011
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:06/11/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100043215    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $4,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,875
Current Penalty $4,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,875
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 03/15/2012 04/03/2012 $1,625 $1,625 $0 04/12/2012 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Serious 19100180 D03 03/15/2012 04/03/2012 $1,625 $1,625 $0 04/12/2012 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 01003 Serious 19100180 H03 IA 03/15/2012 03/27/2012 $1,625 $1,625 $0 04/12/2012 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200041879Event: 09/20/2011Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Blowout Preventer
On September 20, 2011, a crew of Halliburton employees was at well site Oracle 21, Federal Number 4H in Carlsbad, NM and was preparing to conduct hydraulic fracturing operations. The blowout Preventer (BOP) was left standing on a crane line owned by a third party contractor. Halliburton employees could not attach the pipe lines to the well head with the BOP in the way. Therefore, supervisors decided to unhook the BOP from the third party crane and hook it onto their crane, so it could be moved. After moving the BOP approximately 10 feet, it was unhooked and left free standing, next to the pump truck. With the BOP freestanding, an employee decided to tie the BOP to the pump truck with a rope, so it wouldn't fall onto the employees working on the well head. While employees were working on the well head, an employee working behind the pump truck was attaching lines to the pump. He was not able to fit one of the lines and therefore, had the driver pull the pump truck forward, approximately three feet. The driver moved the truck up and pulled the BOP along with it. This made the BOP fall in the direction of the truck, where employees were standing. As the BOP fell, it struck Employee #1 on the head and killed him.
Keywords: head, rope, crushed, truck, struck by, falling object, gas well drilling, unstable load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315841296 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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