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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1171815.015 - Questar Gas Company

Inspection Information - Office: Wyoming


Inspection Nr: 1171815.015
Report ID: 0855610
Open Date: 08/23/2016

Site Address:
Questar Gas Company
3800 Sunset Drive
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Mailing Address:
1005 D Street, Rock Springs, WY 82901

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 221210/Natural Gas Distribution

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/23/2016


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1128292
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000 $7,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001A Unclass 19260651 C02 01/05/2017 02/01/2017 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Unclass 19260651 H01 01/05/2017 02/01/2017 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01001C Unclass 19260651 K01 01/05/2017 02/01/2017 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01001D Unclass 19260651 K02 01/05/2017 02/01/2017 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 89759.015
Event: 08/22/2016
Employee Drowns In Water Filled Hole

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on August 22, 2016, Employee #1 was using a sand spad e digging a hole to hand trace a trace wire. The trace wire is used to magnetic ally trace a pipeline. Employee #1 was found lying on the ground on his stomach with his upper body in the hole which was 47 inches deep and filled with water. He slipped into the hole head first and was unable to push himself out. Employe e #1 drowned.

Keywords:access/egress, asphyxiated, caught in, drown, excavation, suffocated

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1171815.015 Fatality Installers And Repairers
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