Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1102917.015 - Texas Petroleum Investment Company

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 1102917.015Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 10/22/2015

Texas Petroleum Investment Company
White Lake Westfieldlake Charles, La
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213111/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: 5850 San Felipe St # 250, Houston, TX 77057

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/07/2016
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:03/08/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 80756.015Event: 10/15/2015Two Employees Killed In An Explosion
At 12:40 p.m. on October 15, 2015, five employees (crew members) had been servicing the oil and gas wells. The vessel crew members included Employees #1 and #2 who worked for a petroleum company and Employees #3 and #4 who were temporary employees from a staffing company and there was one co-worker. The employees tied up the 32 foot work boat to the West Battery Facility and went into the crew quarters to eat lunch. As the employees were talking, they remembered a task they were supposed to have completed before coming back to the production facility for lunch. Employees #2 and #3 went back to the 32 foot work boat and headed out into the lake. A few seconds passed when a large explosion was heard. The three employees inside the crew quarters came rushing out and ran over to where the boat had been tied up. When they arrived they noticed the boat had exploded and separated into several pieces and was burning. The three employees searched and yelled for Employees #2 and #3 who had been on the vessel but could not find any survivors. A phone call was then made to the company and the emergency notification plan was put into action. Employees #2 and #3 were both killed in the explosion.
Keywords: petroleum naphtha, explosion, gas well, oil well drilling, fire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1102917.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.