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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
Current Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101200 E01 07/25/1990 07/29/1990 $360 $360 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 G01 07/25/1990 07/29/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19101200 H 07/25/1990 08/09/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02001 Other 19030002 A01 07/25/1990 07/29/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 558015 Event: 04/27/1990Employee Dies In Burn Unit After Hot Oil Well Explosion
On or about April 27, 1990, Employee #1, a hot oiler, was servicing a well. Employee #1 had driven his hot oil truck out to the site and around the pump jack. When he arrived at the entrance, he stopped and backed up his truck to within 50 ft of the well. Employee #1 unloaded his tubing, hooked it up to the well, and began cleaning the flowline. While Employee #1 was at the controls behind the truck cab, he either noticed or heard something, and walked to the back of the truck. The flowline ruptured and sprayed liquid crude oil and gases that then ignited. Employee #1 suffered burns on about 65 percent of his total body surface and was admitted to the burn unit at a local hospital. Employee #1 died of cardiac arrest on May 10, 1990.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, cleaning, fire, oil line, rupture, cardiac arrest, explosion, oil well servicing
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 110411527 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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