Inspection: 311070858 - Conocophillips Co.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca North
1380 San Pablo Ave.
Rodeo, CA 94572
, , 00000
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 324110/Petroleum Refineries
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 11/28/2008
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Other||5189 F01 A2||12/05/2008||01/26/2009||$5,000||$5,000||$0||W - Empr Withdrew|
|2.||01002||Other||5162 C||12/05/2008||01/26/2009||$5,000||$5,000||$0||W - Empr Withdrew|
|3.||01003||Other||6851 A||12/05/2008||01/26/2009||$1,000||$1,000||$0||W - Empr Withdrew|
At approximately 12:58 p.m. on September 10th, 2008, Employee #1 and three coworkers, were learning the steps to remove and place back in, a service flow valve. Prior to the accident on September 2nd, the company isolated flow control valve FV-474A for repair, due to its erratic operation. The upstream and downstream isolation valves from FV-474A were shut and locked into place to isolate it. On September 9th, the repaired control valve FV-474A was reinstalled into the pipeline but the instrumentation connections were not complete, they were installed on the morning of September 10th. Employee #1 and his coworkers, removed the locks and tags from the control valves, upstream and downstream. One of the coworkers opened the upstream bleed valve, and hot residual fuel oil released from the upstream bleed valve to the ground. The residual fuel oil hit the ground under high pressure, and the hot oil contacted Employee #1 on the left forearm and lower legs, causing second and third degree burns. Employee #1 was life-flighted to the University Burn Center in Davis California.
Keywords:burn, lubricating fluid, gas, pipeline, valve, arm, leg
|1||311070858||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Laborers, except construction|