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Inspection: 1578257.015 - Vopak Terminal Los Angeles Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1578257.015
Report ID: 0950635
Date Opened: 02/14/2022

Site Address:
Vopak Terminal Los Angeles Inc
401 Canal Street
Wilmington, CA 90744

Mailing Address:
401 Canal Street, Wilmington, CA 90744

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 424710/Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/22/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1849382
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $8,435 $0 $0 $3,840 $0 $12,275
Current Penalty $8,435 $0 $0 $3,840 $0 $12,275
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 Other 780(A) 06/22/2022 07/18/2022 $375 $375 $0 01/25/2023 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Other 781(A) 06/22/2022 07/18/2022 $1,405 $1,405 $0 01/25/2023 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Other 3203(A)(4) 06/22/2022 $935 $935 $0 01/25/2023 C - Contested  
4. 01004 Other 3395(I) 06/22/2022 07/29/2022 $1,125 $1,125 $0 01/25/2023 C - Contested  
5. 02001 Serious 3272(D) 06/22/2022 $8,435 $8,435 $0 01/25/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147176.015
Event: 12/24/2021
Employee Incurs Burns From Fall Into Heated Rainwater

At 8:30 a.m. on Friday, December 24, 2021, an employee was working for the opera tor of a pipeline that transports hazardous liquid. The operator manages approxi mately 11 miles of pipeline from that travels from a City Port to an inland term inal. The employee was in the operations office and planning to walk to the "800 Yard" to get access to and turn off an air mix valve. His route took him throug h a walkway, located between Tank 304 and Tank 201. Within this walkway was a ro w of trench plates that he had to cross. Earlier that day, rainy weather had cau sed rainwater to accumulate directly over the trench plates. Underneath the tren ch plates was a steam line. This steam line was heating up a large tank to fulfi ll a customer request. Subsequently, the steam line was completely submerged in the accumulated rainwater. The standing rainwater was 4 inches deep and had been heated to approximately 172 degrees Fahrenheit. The employee was wearing rubber rain boots. As he walked through the standing rainwater he slipped and fell bac kward into the water. The employee landed on his hands, wrists, and forearms inc urring 2nd and 2nd 1/2 degree burns. He also incurred burns on his back. The emp loyee was hospitalized until his release on Sunday, December 26, 2022.

Keywords:arm, back, burn, fall, fall on same level, forearm, hand, hot water, hot work, pipe, pipeline, rain, slip, slippery surface, steam, steam line, walking surface, water, weather, wrist

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1578257.015 Hospitalized injury
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