Inspection: 310201561 - Ensign United States Drilling, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys
Nr: 310201561Report ID:0950643Open Date: 05/17/2008
Ensign United States Drilling, Inc.
422' Nly Along W. Sect Line 616' Ely
Mckittrick, CA 93251
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1311/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas
NAICS: 211111/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Mailing: 7001 Charity Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93308
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:10/08/2008
Close Case:10/28/2009
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2

Current Violations 1

Initial Penalty 23400

Current Penalty 5400

FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3395 E01 10/08/2008 10/18/2008 $5400 $5400 $0 11/19/2008 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 3395 E02 10/08/2008 10/18/2008 $0 $18000 $0 11/19/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202466033Event: 05/16/2008Employee Dies Of Apparent Heat-Related Illness
At 5:35 p.m. on May 16, 2008, Employee #1 experienced an apparent heat-related illness on his first day on the job with Ensign United States Drilling, Inc. His crew had just exited from underground and was preparing to reenter with a directional tool. Employee #1 was transported to Kern Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: heat, heat stroke, oil rig, inexperience
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310201561 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Drillers, oil well