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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $1,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,400
Current Penalty $1,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 6772 C 11/16/1990 12/21/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 6773 C 11/16/1990 12/21/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 6777 D 11/16/1990 11/08/1990 $1,400 $1,400 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170179196 Event: 11/06/1990Employee Burned In Flash Explosion Of Reboiler
At 7:39 p.m. on November 6, 1990, Employee #1, a petroleum worker, attempted to relight the reboiler inside the plant complex. A flash explosion occurred, and he suffered second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands. He was transported to Marian Hospital in Santa Maria, CA, then flown to Sherman Oaks Burn Center in Van Nuys. The plant foreman stated that dry gas leaking into the reboiler may have caused the boiler to explode. Electronic ignition was to be installed so that the reboiler would not need to be lit manually. The employer was cited for a general violation of T8CCR 6772 (c) and 6773 (c) for petroleum safety, and a serious violation of T8CCR 6777 (d).
Keywords: burn, leak, flammable vapors, work rules, boiler, oil well drilling, construction, explosion, face, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112216221 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Petroleum engineers

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