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Inspection: 125914069 - Nabors Well Services Co

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Nr: 125914069Report ID: 0950664Open Date: 04/09/2008

Nabors Well Services Co
Well 8 24w 1 Mile West Lokern Rd And Hwy 33
Mc Kittrick, CA 93251
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: 7515 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/02/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/14/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362462145    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $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 Serious 6638 E 06/04/2008 06/09/2008 $5,000 $18,000 $0 06/26/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170814073Event: 03/19/2008Employee'S Hand Is Struck By Object, Amputates Finger
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on March 19, 2008, Employee #1 and coworkers were installing a new polish rod assembly on Well Number 8-24W via the main hoist on Rig Number 1186. The polish rod assembly had an overall length of 35 ft. The employees hoisted the polish rod assembly to a vertical position. Employee # 1 then began attaching the assembly to a sucker rod connection at the wellhead. As he made the connection, the shock absorber carrier bar, which weighed approximately 40 pounds and was attached to the top of the polish rod assembly, suddenly slid down the assembly towards the wellhead. The shock absorber carrier bar struck Employee #1's left index finger and rested on the sucker rod connection. The bar's force amputated the tip of the finger. Emergency services were summoned. They arrived and transported him to a medical center, where he received treatment and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, struck by, falling object, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125914069 Hospitalized injury Amputation Drillers, oil well

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