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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 975822.015 - Circle 8 Crane Services

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock Area Office

Nr: 975822.015Report ID: 0627510Open Date: 04/30/2014

Circle 8 Crane Services
Pecos Estates 4h-3h Rki
Orla, TX 79770
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: Po Box 260370, Corpus Christi, TX 78426

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/01/2014
Emphasis: P:Oilgas, L:OilgasClose Case:05/28/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident888707    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 61369.015Event: 04/30/2014Two Employees Are Struck By Metal From Exploding Sand Separa
At 12:00 a.m. on April 30, 2014, flow-back employees opened the 4H well head that was connected to a sand separator which was under pressure. The sand separator is connected to a sand box collector on one end and a manifold on the other end. Employee #1 was seen closing the valve between the sand separator and the sand box collector. The pathway from the sand separator and the manifold were closed, including all 5 valves. Employee #2 delivered some product and walked towards employee #1 to get a haul delivery ticket signed. Both employees were in the pressurized zone area of wellhead #4H when the explosion occurred. The pressure increased in the sand separator which was not equipped with a pressure relief valve. According to witnesses, Employee #1 and Employee #1 sustained severe head trauma from shrapnel released by the exploded metal pressure vessel and were killed.
Keywords: structural collapse, blowout--oil well, compressed gas, air pressure, pressure piping, rigging, pressure vessel, oil well drilling/servicing, explosion, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 975822.015 Fatality Other Drillers, oil well
2 975822.015 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy

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