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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1116221.015 - Merit Energy Company

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 1116221.015Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 01/07/2016

Merit Energy Company
Section 18, Range 38, Township 30
Ulysses, KS 67880
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 211111/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Mailing: 446 S Road M, Ulysses, KS 67880

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/07/2016
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:06/15/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1051102 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 B06 04/06/2016 05/27/2016 $5,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100307 C02 I 04/06/2016 04/28/2016 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 82084.015Event: 12/30/2015Employee Is Killed When Oil Tank Explodes
At 10:00 p.m. on December 30, 2015, an employee was tightening the bolts on the man hole cover of an oil tank. There was a spark and the tank exploded. The employee sustained second degree burns to the face and respiratory system from the ignition of flammable vapors near face and in respiratory system. The employee was killed by the explosion.
Keywords: spark, burn, explosion, flammable vapors, combustible liquid
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1116221.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat)

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