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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 531179.015 - Halliburton Energy Services

Inspection Information - Office: Englewood

Nr: 531179.015Report ID: 0830600Open Date: 06/25/2012

Halliburton Energy Services
35191 Hwy 160
Bayfield, CO 81122
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 211111/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Mailing: 3199 D Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/01/2012
Emphasis: N:PetroClose Case:05/30/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident407450    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/19/2012 03/27/2014 $7,000 $7,000 $0 01/14/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 33756.015Event: 06/25/2012Pumper Truck Ruptures And Kills Employee And Injures 2 Other
At 8:00 AM on June 25, 2012, a crew was conducting an ILI inspection of gas pipeline using a pig to clean, examine, and test the pipeline. The crew was using a Halliburton pumper truck used for fracking operations. The pumper was sending nitrogen down the line to purge the carbons. An error in valve positioning occurred when the ball valve was left closed to the main line. The pumper truck exceeded the specs that the pig launcher was built to. The employee had positioned his crew and made sure that the pump truck and tankers were all set and running. He went to the viciinity of the pig launcher. He felt he was given the go ahead to start pumping the nitrogen. He was also watching the gauges on the launcher. He spoke to another employee and saw no reading on the gauges. He started walking away from the launcher toward the gate leading out of the compound toward his black pipe and pumper. He came on the radiio and gave the operator instructions to increase the volume he was pumping. When the operator went from 3000 cfm to 5000 cfm as directed, the launcher ruptured due to the ball valve leading to the closed pipeline. The black 2" pipe supplying the nitrogen to the launcher, broke loose and swept into the employee's legs. The fllying parts of the steel piping to the pig launcher struck the employee.
Keywords: pipeline, pressure release, pump
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 531179.015 Hospitalized injury Fracture

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