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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303419030 - Interstate Treating, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Austin


Inspection Nr: 303419030
Report ID: 0625400
Date Opened: 02/06/2001

Site Address:
Interstate Treating, Inc.
Route 1, Box 298, Hwy 979
Franklin, TX 77856

Mailing Address:
Po Box 1386, Odessa, TX 79760

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/06/2001

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction


Case Closed: 08/16/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100601590
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
Current Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
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 5A0001 03/01/2001 03/13/2001 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/23/2001 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 03/01/2001 03/13/2001 $0 $0 $0 03/23/2001 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003A Serious 19260020 B02 03/01/2001 03/13/2001 $0 $0 $0 03/23/2001 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
4. 01003B Serious 19260021 B02 03/01/2001 03/13/2001 $0 $0 $0 03/23/2001 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200601730
Event: 02/05/2001
Employee Killed When Struck By Valve Under Pressure

Interstate Treating Company had a contract with Cross Timbers Oil Co. to pressure test a 5000-gallon separator tank. A water truck had delivered water to the site and pumping water into the tank under pressure. Suddenly the driver of the water truck noticed that a 2-inch valve was leaking. The valve then started to spew water and the driver of the water truck called over Employee #1, who was also the foreman, to see the leaking valve. Employee #1 walked in front of the valve, a few feet away. The valve appeared to explode and part of it hit the foreman in the groin, severing the main arteries to both legs. Coworkers tried to stop the flow of blood with compresses until the EMS van could get there, but were unsuccessful. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital by live flight, but was pronounced DOA at the hospital.

Keywords:severed, valve, struck by, artery, flying object, pressure release, leg, water

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303419030 Fatality Puncture Construction trades, n.e.c.
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