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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125763482 - Ensign Well Services Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca North

Nr: 125763482Report ID: 0950663Open Date: 07/24/2008

Ensign Well Services Inc.
I-5 & County Road 7
Orland, CA 95963
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: P.O. Box 17805, Denver, CO 80217

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/30/2008
Close Case:11/15/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 10/06/2008 11/08/2008 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202506598Event: 07/09/2008Employee Sustains Heat Illness When Exposed To Heat
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on July 9, 2008, Employee #1 was working in a field, identified as TD Donahue 35-1. It was located near the intersection of I-5 and County Road Number 7, in Orland, California. Employee #1 was setting a concrete plug after the crew moved Rig Number 307. On July 7, 2008, Employee #1 experienced first symptoms of heat illness. While putting clamps on the tongue line of Rig 307 and reaching the landing, approximately 10 ft above ground level, he began to feel disoriented. He sat down and did not respond to calls from personnel below, for approximately 5 minutes. Employee #1 regained himself; however, he sustained severe cramps and another employee took him home. On July 8, 2008, Employee #1 managed to work the entire day without any incident. At the end of the shift on July 9, 2008, Employee #1 began to vomit. He ended his shift and returned home, where he fell in his restroom. Employee #1's spouse and father-in-law took him to Oroville Hospital in Oroville, California. Employee #1 sustained heat illness and was hospitalized.
Keywords: heat, drill operator, oil well drilling, construction, fall, heat exhaustion, concrete, oil rig, vomit
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125763482 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Drillers, oil well

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