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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 596378.015 - Dow Chemical, Texas Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

 

Inspection Nr: 596378.015
Report ID: 0626700
Open Date: 08/20/2012

Site Address:
Dow Chemical, Texas Inc.
1900 Tidal Road
Deer Park, TX 77536

Mailing Address:
1900 Tidal Road, Deer Park, TX 77536

Union Status: Union

SIC:

NAICS: 325199/All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing


Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/20/2012

Emphasis:

Close Case:04/08/2013


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 510930
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $32,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $33,000
Current Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $23,000
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. 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 26195.015
Event: 07/16/2012
Employee Sprayed With Hot Fluid During Maintenance Is Killed

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 596378.015 Fatality Operations & systems researchers and analysts
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