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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 107431595 - Tennessee Pipeline Construction Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 107431595Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 11/16/1992

Tennessee Pipeline Construction Co.
Sedwick Rd. & Main St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78410
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: P.O. Box 9056, Corpus Christi, TX 78469

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/02/1993
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/30/1995
Emphasis: N:Trench

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral900710138 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $1,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260021 B02 04/20/1993 06/07/1993 $1,800 $3,000 $0 05/05/1993 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01001B Serious 19260651 B03 04/20/1993 06/07/1993 $0 $0 $0 05/05/1993 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14403067Event: 11/16/1992Employees Injured In Gas Line Explosion And Fire
Employees #1 and #2 received severe burns to their backs and Employee #1 also received severe burns to his hand when a 16 in. natural gas line ruptured and exploded. It is suspected that while another 16 in. natural gas line was being excavated for modifications, the excavator bucket contacted an unidentified valve on the adjoining line that exploded.
Keywords: burn, construction, natural gas, back, explosion, valve, excavator, struck by, gas fitting, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107431595 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 107431595 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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