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Inspection: 316981513 - Total-Western, Inc Dba Gene Watson Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Bakersfield District Office

Nr: 316981513Report ID: 0950647Open Date: 02/20/2014

Total-Western, Inc Dba Gene Watson Construction
Gosford Rd & Harris Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 801 Kern Street, Taft, CA 93268

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/08/2014
Close Case:06/05/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral201051232   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $185 $0 $185
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
  1. 01001 Other 14300029 A 08/08/2014 09/21/2014 $0 $185 $0 08/25/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202459061Event: 02/11/2014Worker Dies Of Undisclosed Medical Event
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on February 11, 2014, an employee was working as a heavy equipment operator for a firm engaged in oilfield construction and maintenance. It had 350 workers. The employee had worked his shift as a heavy equipment operator and was riding in an air-conditioned pickup truck traveling to an offsite meeting. When a coworker who was driving the truck stopped, he noticed that the employee would not wake up. Emergency medical services were contacted, and they responded to the location. The employee was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, where he was admitted. He died several days later. The employee's supervisor was not present during this incident. The employer notified the Division of the incident at 9:23 a.m. that same day. The Division opened an investigation with the employer on February 20, 2014. The investigation concluded that the employee's medical event was idiopathic in nature and that there was no other cause for the incident. The narrative did not go into further details regarding the nature of the medical event. As a result of the investigation, the Division issued the employer a regulatory citation.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, respiratory, unconsciousness, emergency response, machine operator, oil well drilling, construction, earthmoving equip
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316981513 Fatality Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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