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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300802352 - Kenai Drilling Limited

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno


Inspection Nr: 300802352
Report ID: 0950625
Open Date: 08/07/2001

Site Address:
Kenai Drilling Limited
China Lake Naval Base
China Lake, CA 93555

Mailing Address:
P O Box 2248, Santa Maria, CA 93457

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 01/23/2002


Close Case:09/22/2004

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362277923
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $6,075 $0 $0 $675 $0 $6,750
Current Penalty $6,075 $0 $0 $675 $0 $6,750
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 5194 H02 E 01/24/2002 02/26/2002 $675 $675 $0 05/01/2002 W - Empr Withdrew  
2. 02001 Serious 5162 B 01/24/2002 02/07/2002 $6,075 $6,075 $0 05/01/2002 W - Empr Withdrew  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201083094
Event: 07/31/2001
Employees Burned When Caustic Soda Splashed

At 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2001, Employee #1 was mixing caustic soda and hot water in a 55-gallon drum that was roughly half-way full on Drilling Rig Number 6 near China Lake, California. As Employee #1 mixed the caustic soda and water, some of the substance splashed on his arm, neck, and face. Employee #1 climbed off the rig and was taken to the Tool Pusher's trailer where he was showered with water. After that, Employee #1 was transported to the Sherman Oaks Hospital Grossman Burn Center. Employee #1 had worked for Kenai Drilling for five months and had been employed in the oil drilling industry for approximately five years. Additionally, at the time of the accident, Employee #1 was wearing personal protective clothing which included a face splash shield, apron, and protective gloves that extended past his elbow. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.

Keywords:burn, protective clothing, caustic, drill operator, drum, drill rig--non-oil, arm, face, water

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300802352 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Drilling and boring machine operators
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