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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111922142 - Anderson Pump Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Modesto

Nr: 111922142Report ID: 0950624Open Date: 09/04/1991

Anderson Pump Company
24719 Robertson Blvd
Chowchilla, CA 95351
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/04/1991
Close Case:09/17/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 4002 A 09/23/1991 09/04/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170049639Event: 08/15/1991Employee Struck In Thigh By Shaft And Coupling
Employee #1 was operating a water pumping rig to test a client's well to determine its yield and the size of the permanent pump to be installed. While he was operating the equipment, the drive shaft sheared off, causing the nonreverse coupling to fly off the end of the gear head drive, which drives the water pump. The gear head drive is located between the diesel engine used to power the pump and the water pump. The coupling struck Employee #1's side and upper thigh. Note: Normally, when a drive shaft fails, it is below the ground. According to Employee #1, this was first time since he has been operating this type of equipment that a safety failure occurred above ground.
Keywords: well, construction, equipment failure, test equipment, laceration, struck by, flying object, pump, sheared, drive shaft
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111922142 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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