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Inspection: 111949186 - Pool Well Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Bakersfield

Nr: 111949186Report ID: 0950626Open Date: 09/14/1993

Pool Well Service
Mobile Lease
Lost Hills, CA 93249
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 7515 Rosedale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/27/1994
Close Case:03/31/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362049371    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $1,000 $0 $0 $6,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $1,000 $350 $0 $1,350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 342 A 02/02/1994 02/18/1994 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 3383 A 02/02/1994 02/18/1994 $350 $5,000 $0 02/22/1994 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170703946Event: 08/04/1993Employee Burned By Blowout In Steam Injection Field
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on August 4, 1993, an accident occurred at the Mobil Oil Lease Well, #T-13B-2B, in Lost Hill, CA. Employee #1 was injured while working on rig #347. The well was located in a steam injection field. After the well was stabilized with lease water, the pump was pulled. The crew then began pulling tubing. Steam from a nearby well came into the well that Employee #1 was working on and caused it to blow out steam and hot water. While he tried to shut-in the well, Employee #1's arms and legs were burned by the hot water. He was taken to Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. Two days later, he was admitted to the Sherman Oaks Burn Center, when he was treated for the burns on his arms and legs.
Keywords: burn, well, steam, blowout--oil well, oil well servicing, arm, leg, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111949186 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, extractive occupations

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