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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1337158.015 - Kouba Drilling, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 1337158.015Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 08/08/2018

Kouba Drilling, Llc
E5930 Spring Coulee Road
Coon Valley, WI 54623
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 325 S. Park Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/08/2018
Close Case:08/25/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $11,368 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,368
Current Penalty $8,528 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,528
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260020 B01 01/31/2019 03/08/2019 $2,132 $2,842 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260021 B02 01/31/2019 04/30/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19260020 B02 01/31/2019 03/08/2019 $2,132 $2,842 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01003A Serious 19260028 A 01/31/2019 02/08/2019 $0 $2,842 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19260100 A 01/31/2019 03/08/2019 $2,132 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004 Serious 19260251 B01 01/31/2019 03/08/2019 $2,132 $2,842 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19260251 B06 II 01/31/2019 02/14/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108160.015Event: 08/07/2018Employee Is Struck By Drill Head And Is Killed
At 11:15 a.m. on August 7, 2018, an employee was removing a 10 inch diameter twenty-one foot long starter pipe used during the drilling operation for a geothermal well. The employee had placed a wire rope hoist on the 1996 Schramm T450-W Rotadrill drill rig to remove the starter pipe; however, the suction would not allow the pipe to be lifted. The employee secured a chain to the cutting head and began lifting the pipe. As the pipe lifted, the cutting head unthreaded from the main head and fell, striking the employee on the head and killed him.
Keywords: struck by, head, falling object, drill operator, drill pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1337158.015 Fatality Other Drillers, earth

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