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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312433980 - Watkins Construction Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 312433980Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 09/15/2009

Watkins Construction Co., Inc.
Section 36 Steam Blow Down Area Berry Petro.
Taft, CA 93268
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 112 East Cedars St., Taft, CA 93268

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/18/2009
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)Close Case:08/31/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $250 $0 $250
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 6535 A 12/23/2009 12/29/2009 $0 $250 $0 01/28/2010 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202468310Event: 09/11/2009Employee Is Burned By Hot Water
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on September 22, 2009, Employee #1 and his coworkers were working for an oilfield maintenance contractor. They were closing in a 4-in. steam line. The steam line had been bled down and all of the appropriate valves had been closed in the wells. All of the appropriate steam lines had been opened and left to atmospheric for 30 to 45 minutes prior to work proceeding. A coworker cut the lower two bolts on the valve and the hot water was allowed to drain off. The coworker cut the remaining bolts from the flange then moved the disconnected line out of the way. Employee #1 and another coworker were connected the plate flange when the line burped and sprayed hot water on Employee #1. He was burned on both of his arms and his torso. Employee #1 was hospitalized at the San Joaquin Hospital Medical Burn Unit for treatment of his burns.
Keywords: burn, torso, steam, oil well servicing, pipe, arm, cutting and burning, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312433980 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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