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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1341157.015 - American Pipeline And Construction, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock Area Office


Inspection Nr: 1341157.015
Report ID: 0627510
Date Opened: 08/24/2018

Site Address:
American Pipeline And Construction, Llc
Vj Ranch Cr 300
Mentone, TX 79754

Mailing Address:
3611 E. Highway 158, Midland, TX 79706

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/24/2018


Case Closed: 10/17/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1374058 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $11,934 $0 $0 $744 $0 $12,678
Current Penalty $11,934 $0 $0 $744 $0 $12,678
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C07 I 02/14/2019 03/07/2019 $7,956 $7,956 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002A Serious 19101200 E01 I 02/14/2019 03/07/2019 $3,978 $3,978 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01002B Serious 19101200 H01 02/14/2019 03/07/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 02001 Other 19100134 D01 III 02/14/2019 03/07/2019 $744 $744 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 108529.015
Event: 08/22/2018
Two Employees Incur Multiple Injuries When Struck By Explosi

At 2:30 p.m. on August 22, 2018 , Employees #1, #2 and a coworker were dewaterin g a previously pressurized line. When the pressurized line was being removed by the employees, residual and stored energy was then unknowingly released, and re sulted in an explosive decompression event. Following the impact from the prope lled water line, Employees #1 and #2 both sustained (struck by) injuries, e.g., broken bones and lacerations, resulting from the incident and were each hospital ized for approximately two days.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, compressed air, contact, energized, explosion, flying object, fracture, laceration, pressure piping, pressure release, struck by, tag, water pipe

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1341157.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed
2 1341157.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed
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