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Inspection: 311070858 - Conocophillips Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca North


Inspection Nr: 311070858
Report ID: 0950663
Open Date: 09/10/2008

Site Address:
Conocophillips Co.
1380 San Pablo Ave.
Rodeo, CA 94572

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 324110/Petroleum Refineries

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/28/2008


Close Case:03/01/2009

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101487825
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $11,000 $0 $11,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $11,000 $0 $11,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202506739
Event: 09/10/2008
Employee Suffers Thermal Burns From Hot Oil

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311070858 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
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