Inspection: 122263163 - Brown & Root Usa, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Houston North
Brown & Root Usa, Inc.
2800 Decker Drive (Exxon)
Baytown, TX 77522
P.O. Box 3, Houston, TX 77001
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 02/28/1996
Case Closed: 11/06/1996
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Unclass||19100132 D01 I||03/01/1996||03/09/1996||$3,825||$4,500||$0||03/19/1996||J - ALJ Decision|
Employees #1 through #4 were using suction to draw out 200 to 212 degree F contaminated water from several manholes. At the same time, coworkers were installing a Cherne single-size test-ball plug into a 24 in. pipe inside the manhole. The plug was inflated with air at a pressure of 90 psi. When the plug was inflated, it ruptured and the hot, contaminated condensation water splashed upward onto Employees #1 through #4. They suffered first- and second-degree burns.
Keywords:burn, construction, equipment failure, rupture, manhole, accidental discharge, high temperature, hot water, water
|1||122263163||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|
|2||122263163||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|
|3||122263163||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|
|4||122263163||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|