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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1190055.015 - Freeflow Services, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

 

Inspection Nr: 1190055.015
Report ID: 0626700
Open Date: 11/04/2016

Site Address:
Freeflow Services, Llc
1050 Fm 365
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Mailing Address:
1050 Fm 365, Port Arthur, TX 77640

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 562998/All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management Services


Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 11/04/2016

Emphasis: N:Svep

Close Case:01/15/2020


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1153393
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 25 3 1 29
Current Violations 25 3 1 29
Initial Penalty $97,058 $152,100 $0 $406 $0 $249,564
Current Penalty $97,058 $152,100 $0 $406 $0 $249,564
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. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,897 $2,897 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 04/28/2017 07/28/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
3. 01003 Serious 19100024 H 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,897 $2,897 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
4. 01004 Serious 19100095 D01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,897 $2,897 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
5. 01005 Serious 19100132 D02 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
6. 01006 Serious 19100134 C01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
7. 01007 Serious 19100134 D03 III B 2 04/28/2017 05/04/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
8. 01008 Serious 19100134 E01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
9. 01009 Serious 19100134 F02 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
10. 01010 Serious 19100146 D09 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
11. 01011 Serious 19100146 E01 04/28/2017 05/15/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
12. 01012 Serious 19100146 F 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
13. 01013 Serious 19100146 G01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
14. 01014 Serious 19100146 K03 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
15. 01015 Serious 19100151 C 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
16. 01016 Serious 19100157 C04 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
17. 01017 Serious 19100178 A04 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
18. 01018 Serious 19100178 L02 II 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
19. 01019 Serious 19100184 I01 04/28/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
20. 01020 Serious 19100184 I09 III 04/28/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
21. 01021 Serious 19100303 G01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
22. 01022 Serious 19100305 B01 II 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
23. 01023 Serious 19100305 G02 III 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
24. 01024 Serious 19100307 C02 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
25. 01025A Serious 19101028 E02 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
26. 01025B Serious 19101028 J03 III A 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $0 $0 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
27. 02001 Willful 19100134 D01 III 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $50,700 $50,700 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
28. 02002 Willful 19100146 D05 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $50,700 $50,700 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
29. 02003 Willful 19101200 H01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $50,700 $50,700 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  
30. 03001 Other 19101200 E01 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $406 $406 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 90436.015
Event: 11/04/2016
One Employee Dies, One Hospitalized In Confined Space

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on November 4, 2016, Employee #1, wearing a full face respirator, opened the hatch of ETS tanker T442 to initiate cleaning. It conta ined residue from hazardous waste. Employee #2 witnessed Employee #1 bend over t he hatch area on top of the trailer as he walked by. As Employee #2 continued a long the trailer toward the front he heard a loud thump and knew Employee #1 had fallen into the tanker. Employee #2 heard Employee #1 call out for help. Empl oyee #2 immediately climbed the ladder of the trailer and looked inside and saw Employee #1 lying unconscious at the bottom. Employee #2 called to a coworker f or a full face respirator, put on the respirator, and asked the coworker to help him, and entered the trailer. The coworker climbed the ladder and saw Employee #2 lose grip on Employee #1 and begin to stagger. The coworker reached out to Employee #2 by entering the space with his head, arm and shoulder, only to lose a finger grip on Employee #2 as he went unconscious and fell to the bottom of th e trailer. The coworker ran to the office building to alert staff and get emerg ency assistance. Employee #1 died from asphyxiation due to high chemical vapor concentration and suppressed oxygen. Employee #2 was hospitalized.

Keywords:access/egress, asphyxiated, chemical, confined space, hazardous waste, non-pel overexposure, respirator

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1190055.015 Hospitalized injury Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
2 1190055.015 Fatality Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
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