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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $1,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,050
Current Penalty $1,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,050
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100243 C01 07/17/1996 07/21/1996 $450 $450 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100252 A01 III 07/17/1996 07/22/1996 $600 $600 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19100334 A02 I 07/17/1996 07/25/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02002 Other 19100334 A02 II 07/17/1996 07/25/1996 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200640076 Event: 05/15/1996Employee Burned When Natural Gas From Well Ignites
Employee #1 was assisting a welder in an oil/gas well re-entry. Part of the process was to cut the well surface casing and weld in a hanged extension. There were indications of natural gas coming out of the well in small amounts and, as the last cut was started, there was a flash from the well casing when the cutting torch igniting a pocket of natural gas or other flammable material. Employee #1 sustained burns to the upper portion of his body from the flash fire and heated well contents.
Keywords: burn, leak, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, natural gas, welding, torch, gas well drilling, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108869637 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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