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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1555964.015 - Zim Industries, Inc. Dba Bakersfield Well And Pump

Inspection Information - Office: Bakersfield District Office


Inspection Nr: 1555964.015
Report ID: 0950647
Date Opened: 10/01/2021

Site Address:
Zim Industries, Inc. Dba Bakersfield Well And Pump
7616 Hall Rd.
Lamont, CA 93241

Mailing Address:
7212 Fruitvale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93308

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/15/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1818466
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,200
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,200
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 6605(C) 03/15/2022 03/25/2022 $16,200 $16,200 $0 03/27/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 139948.015
Event: 10/01/2021
Employee Is Struck On Chest By Rotating Tongs And Is Killed

At 12:20 p.m. on October 1, 2021, an employee worked as part of a drilling rig c rew. The employee worked on the drilling rig floor to place the breakout tongs o n a section of pipe. The pin securing the safety line to the tongs was not fully seated and when the coworker engaged the rotary table to unthread the section, the pin flew out, the breakout tongs rotated, and struck the employee on the che st. The employee received a laceration to the upper chest and was killed.

Keywords:chest, drill, drill pipe, drill rig--non-oil, laceration, rotating parts, struck by, tongs

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1555964.015 Fatality
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