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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 586599.015 - Hall Drilling, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 586599.015Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 08/17/2012

Hall Drilling, Llc
Cottrill 3h Well Site
Wolf Summit, WV 26426
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: P.O. Box 249, Ellenboro, WV 26346

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/06/2012
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:05/15/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral516251 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
Current Penalty $10,080 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,080
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/13/2013 03/05/2013 $5,040 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 02/13/2013 02/26/2013 $5,040 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 25535.015Event: 08/17/2012Three Employees Injured In A Gas Well Fire.
At 4:15 a.m. on August 17, 2012, three employees were working for a gas well drilling firm in Wolf Summit, West Virginia. While lifting the drill collars out of the hole, the flammable vapors coming out of the conductor casing ignited. Employees were standing on the rig floor approximately 3 feet above the conductor casing. The rig floor was an open flooring made from expanded metal. Employees were exposed to the heat and/or fire coming out of the conductor casing. Two employees required hospitalization of two or more days and the third employee did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: fire, gas well, gas well drilling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 586599.015 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Drillers, oil well
2 586599.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Drillers, oil well
3 586599.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Drillers, oil well

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