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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1232555.015 - Process Cooling International Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Process Safety Management Unit - North


Inspection Nr: 1232555.015
Report ID: 0950671
Open Date: 05/11/2017

Site Address:
Process Cooling International Inc
5610 E. Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93727

Mailing Address:
4812 Enterprise Way, Modesto, CA 95356

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 811310/Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/04/2017

Emphasis: N:Chemnep, S:Chemnh3

Close Case:12/16/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1211663 Yes Yes
Inspection 1232766 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $43,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $43,875
Current Penalty $20,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,250
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 3314(G) 08/07/2017 08/17/2017 $10,125 $10,125 $0 09/25/2017 Y - State Decision Citation has been deleted.
2. 02001 Serious 3329(E) 08/07/2017 08/17/2017 $10,125 $10,125 $0 09/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
3. 03001 Serious 5189(F)(4) 08/07/2017 08/17/2017 $13,500 $13,500 $0 09/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order Citation has been deleted.
4. 04001 Serious 5189(H)(3) 08/07/2017 08/17/2017 $10,125 $10,125 $0 09/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 97568.015
Event: 05/11/2017
Uncontrolled Release Of Anhydrous Ammonia And No Employee Wa

At 7:15 a.m. on May 10, 2017, vapor phase anhydrous ammonia was released in an u ncontrolled manner from a high-pressure line. The release took place when an emp loyee drilled a 5/32-inch diameter pilot hole into a 3-inch schedule 40 seamless steel pipe containing anhydrous ammonia. The pilot hole was drilled as a starte r hole for a ?-inch diameter pipe connection for a new auto-purger. No injuries or illness resulted from the incident. No harm to any employee occurred.

Keywords:ammonia, vapor

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1232555.015 Non Hospitalized injury Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices
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