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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $3,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,200
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100252 A02 XIIIC 11/27/1990 12/01/1990 $200 $640 $0 12/17/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19101200 E01 11/27/1990 12/31/1990 $200 $640 $0 12/17/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19101200 F05 I 11/27/1990 12/31/1990 $200 $640 $0 12/17/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19101200 G01 11/27/1990 12/31/1990 $200 $640 $0 12/17/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19101200 H 11/27/1990 12/31/1990 $200 $640 $0 12/17/1990 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 772533 Event: 10/25/1990Employee Killed In Petroleum Tank Explosion
Employee #1 was servicing a 2,200 gal crude oil separator at a drilling site. In order to clean the contaminants from the bottom of the separator, Employee #1 was removing an access panel on the unit. When Employee #1 applied heat from an oxy-acetylene torch to the nuts holding the access panel on the adjacent 100 bb1 crude storage tank exploded and caught fire. Employee #1 was burned to death.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, acetylene torch, work rules, fire, storage tank, crude oil, explosion, oil well servicing, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107506933 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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