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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
Current Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101200 G01 03/12/1990 03/29/1990 $120 $120 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19101200 H 03/12/1990 03/29/1990 $120 $120 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19040008 03/12/1990 03/15/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 514778 Event: 02/10/1990Employee Dies Of Blood Clot After Fall
On January 25, 1990, Employee #1 was working beneath a pipe rack in the "lean oil" unit at a natural gas processing plant. He was apparently tracing the lines looking for any apparent problem before starting up the unit. He had been in the pipe rack earlier in the day to partially open a steam valve and had asked a coworker to finish opening the valve for him. Employee #1 was a heavyset man weighing approximately 250 lb, according to information gathered during investigation. He had recent knee problems. At approximately 1:30 p.m., according to interviews, Employee #1 apparently fell from room level to the flat concrete walk beneath the pipe rack. He suffered two ruptured discs in his back, bruises, and a cut to the back of his head. No one saw the accident and no one could confirm whether or not he had been in the pipe rack (12 ft 5 in. above the walkway) or whether he had fallen from the overhead pipe rack. At the accident scene and during his hospital stay, Employee #1 said that he had not been in pipe rack prior to the fall. On February 10, 1990, Employee #1 died of a blood clot that probably developed as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: blood clot, work rules, rupture, back, fall, pipe, gas well drilling, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101599074 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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