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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $4,050 $0 $0 $450 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,200 $0 $2,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 A 10/06/2010 10/11/2010 $200 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3314 G 10/06/2010 10/11/2010 $0 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 3314 C 10/06/2010 10/11/2010 $2,000 $4,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202612206 Event: 07/01/2010Water Well Drill Worker Fractures Hand And Wrist
On July 1, 2010, members of a crew working for Pacific Coast Drilling were driving casing down into a predrilled hole. This operation required the use of an H-fork or wrench inserted into a tool joint on a drill rod. While the operator was moving a control lever in an up-and-down motion to push the casing down into the hole, his stomach contacted the rotation lever of the machine he was running. This contact made the rod and fork rotate. The rotating H-fork caught a driller helper's left hand between the mast of the rig and the fork. The driller helper sustained a crushed hand and wrist. An emergency crew responded, and the employee was airlifted to Stanford Hospital.
Keywords: fracture, rotating parts, drill operator, control lever, struck against, caught between, crushed, drill rig--non-oil, hand, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314147547 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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