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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111746293 - Chevron U.S.A.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 111746293Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 04/19/1993

Chevron U.S.A.
841 Chevron Way
Richmond, CA 94802
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2911/Petroleum Refining
Mailing: P. O. Box 1272, Richmond, CA 94802

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/20/1993
Close Case:12/07/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,625
Current Penalty $4,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3314 F 07/07/1993 04/19/1993 $4,625 $4,625 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170725949Event: 04/16/1993Employees Injured While Checking Heat Exchanger For Leak
Employee #1 was checking for a leak on a heat exchanger. There was only a 90 psig nitrogen pressure during the leak test; normally it would be 150 psig. Employee #1 was struck by the heat exchanger partition assembly. Employee #2 twisted around in a reflexive movement, injuring his neck and back. The separated exchanger partition assembly and heat exchange bundle were not retained. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: repair, back, heat exchanger, neck, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111746293 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Mechanical engineers
2 111746293 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Specified mechanics and repairers

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