Inspection: 304122765 - West Texas Gas, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock
West Texas Gas, Inc.
State Highway 176 West
Andrews, TX 79714
2212 Hobbs Highway, Seminole, TX 79360
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 424720/Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals)
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: Y
Close Conference: 08/06/2003
Case Closed: 12/08/2003
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19100106 B01 IA||10/30/2003||11/04/2003||$5,000||$5,000||$0||-|
|3.||01003A||Serious||19101200 G08||10/30/2003||11/13/2003||$5,000||$5,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement||Citation has been deleted.|
|4.||01003B||Serious||19101200 H02 II||10/30/2003||11/13/2003||$0||$0||$0||I - Informal Settlement||Citation has been deleted.|
|5.||01003C||Serious||19101200 H02 III||10/30/2003||11/13/2003||$0||$0||$0||I - Informal Settlement||Citation has been deleted.|
Employee #1 was filling a diesel tank from a delivery truck. There were three compartments on the truck and one of them contained gasoline from a delivery earlier in the day. It is suspected that there was some residual gasoline in the pump on the fuel truck, which was ignited by static discharge inside the tank. There was an explosion and fire and Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords:burn, static electricity, diesel fuel tank, fire, explosion, gasoline, pump
|1||304122765||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Truck drivers, light|