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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126188978 - Oil Well Service Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 126188978Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 10/22/2002

Oil Well Service Co.
Hwy 166 & Short Road,Leuthultz Lease,Well #23
Maricopa, CA 93252
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: 1241 East Burnett St., Signal Hill, CA 90755

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/05/2003
Close Case:08/18/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,060 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,060
Current Penalty $5,060 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,060
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 6521 A 03/13/2003 03/18/2003 $5,060 $5,060 $0 03/24/2003 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201114998Event: 09/16/2002Employee Is Burned When Oil Well Engine Backfires
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on September 16, 2002, Employee #1, a head well puller for the Oil Well Service Company, and two coworkers were servicing rig 23 on the Merit Energy property in Bakersfield, CA. Employee #1 opened the blow-out prevention and bled the gas off the well before going to the rig and starting its diesel engine. He was walking away when the engine began to over speed. He returned to the rig to shut down the engine when it backfired and caught on fire. Employee #1 sustained burns on his right elbow, face, and his left forearm. Employee #1 was transported to Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, where he was treated and released.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, fire, forearm, well, engine, elbow, overheated, face, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126188978 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, extractive occupations

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