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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104553573 - Koch Refining Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 104553573Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 12/15/1987

Koch Refining Co.
12555 Clayton Ave.
Rosemount, MN 55068
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2911/Petroleum Refining
Mailing: P.O. Box 64596, St. Paul, MN 55164

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/22/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/18/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360316327    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $602 $0 $0 $0 $0 $602
Current Penalty $602 $0 $0 $0 $0 $602
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 182065302 01/13/1988 01/16/1988 $602 $602 $0 02/05/1988 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 999375Event: 12/15/1987Employee Killed When Flammable Vapor Cloud Was Ignited
AT APPROXIMATELY 2:35 AM ON DECEMBER 15, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS UNLOADING SOME REFINERY WASTE FROM A VACUUM TRUCK. WHILE HE WAS DRAINING THE WASTE FROM THE VACUUM TRUCK, A VAPOR CLOUD FORMED FROM THE LIGHT HYDROCARBON WASTE. THE VAPOR CLOUD WAS CARRIED DOWN-WIND BY AIR CURRENTS TO THE TRACTOR OF THE VACUUM TRUCK, WHERE IT WAS IGNITED. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED THIRD DEGREE BURNS OVER 95% OF HIS BODY. HE DIED AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED FOR APPROXIMATELY 12 HOURS.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable vapors, work rules, explosion, vacuum vessel, refinery
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104553573 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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