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Inspection: 316672237 - Pacific Coast Well Drilling, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 316672237Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 12/16/2013

Pacific Coast Well Drilling, Inc.
6525 Dominion Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: P. O. Box 184, Templeton, CA 93465

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/27/2014
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102788767    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $895 $0 $13,495
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,600 $0 $7,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 14300029 A 04/14/2014 05/17/2014 $150 $225 $0 05/02/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 04/14/2014 05/17/2014 $225 $335 $0 05/02/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3395 C 04/14/2014 05/17/2014 $225 $335 $0 05/02/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 6655 D 04/14/2014 05/17/2014 $7,000 $12,600 $0 05/02/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202658555Event: 12/04/2013Driller'S Leg Is Fractured When Struck By Pipe Wrench
At approximately 7:50 a.m. on December 4, 2013, Employee #1, a driller, and Coworker #1, both employed by Pacific Coast Well Drilling, Inc., were working at an excavation site, assigned to drill a water well. Employee #1 was in the process of breaking out the drill pipe. He put a 60-inch pipe wrench on the pipe below the rotary table. After engaging the rotary table, the pipe wrench rotated, striking Employee #1's right leg and pinning it between the pipe wrench and the rig. Emergency services were called, and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded. Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to Marian Medical Center, where he was admitted and treated for a fracture of the right tibia and fibula. His injury required surgery, and he remained hospitalized for five days. Cal/OSHA was notified of this event by the employer at 9:40 a.m. on December 4, 2013, and by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department at 10:25 a.m. on December 4, 2013. Cal/OSHA initiated its investigation at 8:15 a.m. on December 16, 2013. Cal/OSHA conducted interviews with Employee #1, Coworker #1, and the supervisor. Based on its findings, Cal/OSHA issued a Serious Accident Related citation for CCR, Title 8, 6655(d).
Keywords: fracture, drill operator, pinned, pipe wrench, well, construction, caught between, drill rig--non-oil, pipe, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316672237 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drillers, earth

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