Report DateApril 27, 2021
Injury Date04/21/2021
Injury Time01:30 PM
CountryUnited States
PadERP Well Pad
911 Address31 Happy Lane Fairview, WV 26570
Well Number47-061-01867-00-00
Well LeaseERP Well Pad
Well FieldBattelle
Personnel/Witness NameTom Cutlip
PositionEquipment Operator
Years With Company10
Days Into Hitch15
CompanyHigh Point Construction
Personnel/Wittness Phone(304) 997-9690
Years In Oil/Gas10

Breaking up large shot rock with an excavator using a hammer bit.

Witness NameTom Cutlip

On 4/21/21 at approximately 1:30 PM Tom Cutlip with High Point Construction was sitting on top of shock rock utilizing a 319 Cat Excavator with rock hammer attachment.
This task was being performed to break up the larger rock. The excavator become unstable on the large rocks, began to lean, and eventually toppled over on the machines right side.
No injuries were reported and Tom Cutlip refused medical treatment and further medical evaluation. The machine was set back up on its tracks. A small amount of motor oil, <1 quart, spilled onto the the rocks which was cleaned up with oil soaks.

Witness Statement

" Operating Hammer Hoe, sitting on top a pile of rocks, busting rocks, all of a sudden could hear rocks moving, Hoe slide to one side, sit there for a few minutes and then slide all the way over onto its side…"

Contributing FactorsSwinging boom of excavator out over rock pile perpendicular to machine tracks
Notification TimelineNotified Mike Shreve within 5 minutes.
Corrective ActionOperator will keep tracks of machine positioned so boom is always in front and parallel with machine tracks
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Supervisor NameDarius Lattea
Supervisor Phone(304) 389-8545
Supervisor EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
Supervisor Office Phone(304) 472-5595
HSE NameJD Poling
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HSE Phone(304) 997-9690
HSE Office Phone(304) 472-5595
Comp. Man Phone(304) 918-3050
Comp. Man EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
Comp. Man Office Phone(304) 212-0415
Comp. Man NameMike Shreve
NNE NameDave McDougal
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NNE Office Phone(304) 212-0415
NNE Phone(304) 941-5033
NNE HSE NameAndy Travis
NNE HSE Office Phone(304) 212-0415
NNE HSE Number(304) 951-0909
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Employee That Submitted ReportDave McDougal
Date UpdatedApril 27, 2021
Approval StatusUnapproved
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