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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101200 E02 I 11/20/1992 12/04/1992 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19101200 E02 II 11/20/1992 12/04/1992 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19101200 E02 III 11/20/1992 12/04/1992 $1,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14322119 Event: 06/03/1992Two Employees Die Of Asphyxia In Tank Truck
On the morning of June 3, 1992, the bodies of Employees #1 and #2 were found by coworkers inside a tank truck used to recover gas well fracing chemicals. The cause of death was listed as asphyxiation due to exposure to acid fumes and oxygen deprivation. At the time of the accident, 1 1/2 million cubic feet of nitrogen gas, which was used in the fracing process, was being piped from the wellhead to the tank to recover fracing chemicals, including hydrochloric and acidic acids. Willful citations were issued to two employers for confined space entry and hazard communication deficiencies, along with other alleged violations. A third employer was issued a citation for hazard communication deficiencies under the multi-employer workplace provision in the standard.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, toxic fumes, hydrochloric acid, frac tank, work rules, confined space, oil well drilling, nitrogen, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 116040601 Occupation Not Listed

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