Inspection: 596378.015 - Dow Chemical, Texas Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Houston South
Dow Chemical, Texas Inc.
1900 Tidal Road
Deer Park, TX 77536
1900 Tidal Road, Deer Park, TX 77536
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 325199/All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 12/20/2012
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01002A||Serious||19100119 F01 III B||01/11/2013||04/01/2013||$7,000||$7,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|2.||01002B||Serious||19100119 F03||01/11/2013||04/01/2013||$0||$0||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|3.||01003||Other||19100119 J04 III||01/11/2013||04/01/2013||$1,000||$4,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|4.||01004||Serious||19100119 J05||01/11/2013||04/01/2013||$7,000||$7,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|5.||01006A||Serious||19100119 D03 I A||01/11/2013||04/01/2013||$7,000||$7,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|6.||01006B||Serious||19100119 L01||01/11/2013||04/01/2013||$0||$7,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|7.||02001||Other||19100119 C01||01/11/2013||04/01/2013||$1,000||$1,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
At 3:00 p.m. on July 16, 2012, an employee was making the rounds in the unit to check on equipment. The employee found a leaking equipment filter and was trying to mitigate the leak when the vessel opened unexpectedly. The employee was spr ayed with hot process fluids and sustained second and third degree burns on the left side of his body from the shoulder down. The employee was hospitalized and died thirty-one days later on August 17, 2012.
Keywords:accidental discharge, burn, high pressure, maintenance
|1||596378.015||Fatality||Operations & systems researchers and analysts|