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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126213016 - Golden State Drilling Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 126213016Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 04/17/1998

Golden State Drilling Inc
Rig 12, Section 26c
Taft, CA 93268
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: 3500 Fruitvale Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/13/1998
Close Case:12/16/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
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 4999 E02 08/19/1998 08/29/1998 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201091782Event: 04/01/1998Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Object
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on April 1, 1998, Employee #1 was working on Rig 12. The crew was in the process of lifting a liner tool to the rig floor. As the tool was lifted, the sling was caught on the bottom of the handrail. As the handrail rose, a lower kelly valve fell from the rig floor and struck Employee #1 in the face. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of a concussion and lacerations.
Keywords: laceration, concussion, sling, face, falling object, gas well drilling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126213016 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Helpers, extractive occupations

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