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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1190055.015 - Freeflow Services, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 1190055.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 11/04/2016

Freeflow Services, Llc
1050 Fm 365
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 562998/All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management Services
Mailing: 1050 Fm 365 , Port Arthur, TX 77640

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/04/2016
Emphasis: N:SvepClose Case:01/15/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1153393    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 25 3 1 29
Current Violations 25 3 1 29
Initial Penalty $97,058 $152,100 $0 $406 $0 $249,564
Current Penalty $97,058 $152,100 $0 $406 $0 $249,564
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,897 $2,897 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 04/28/2017 07/28/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 01003 Serious 19100024 H 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,897 $2,897 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  4. 01004 Serious 19100095 D01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,897 $2,897 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  5. 01005 Serious 19100132 D02 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  6. 01006 Serious 19100134 C01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  7. 01007 Serious 19100134 D03 III B 2 04/28/2017 05/04/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  8. 01008 Serious 19100134 E01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  9. 01009 Serious 19100134 F02 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  10. 01010 Serious 19100146 D09 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  11. 01011 Serious 19100146 E01 04/28/2017 05/15/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  12. 01012 Serious 19100146 F 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  13. 01013 Serious 19100146 G01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  14. 01014 Serious 19100146 K03 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  15. 01015 Serious 19100151 C 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  16. 01016 Serious 19100157 C04 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  17. 01017 Serious 19100178 A04 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  18. 01018 Serious 19100178 L02 II 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  19. 01019 Serious 19100184 I01 04/28/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  20. 01020 Serious 19100184 I09 III 04/28/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  21. 01021 Serious 19100303 G01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  22. 01022 Serious 19100305 B01 II 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  23. 01023 Serious 19100305 G02 III 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $2,173 $2,173 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  24. 01024 Serious 19100307 C02 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $5,070 $5,070 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  25. 01025A Serious 19101028 E02 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $3,622 $3,622 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  26. 01025B Serious 19101028 J03 III A 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $0 $0 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  27. 02001 Willful 19100134 D01 III 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $50,700 $50,700 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  28. 02002 Willful 19100146 D05 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $50,700 $50,700 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  29. 02003 Willful 19101200 H01 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $50,700 $50,700 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew
  30. 03001 Other 19101200 E01 I 04/28/2017 06/02/2017 $406 $406 $0 05/19/2017 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 90436.015Event: 11/04/2016One Employee Dies, One Hospitalized In Confined Space
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on November 4, 2016, Employee #1, wearing a full face respirator, opened the hatch of ETS tanker T442 to initiate cleaning. It contained residue from hazardous waste. Employee #2 witnessed Employee #1 bend over the hatch area on top of the trailer as he walked by. As Employee #2 continued along the trailer toward the front he heard a loud thump and knew Employee #1 had fallen into the tanker. Employee #2 heard Employee #1 call out for help. Employee #2 immediately climbed the ladder of the trailer and looked inside and saw Employee #1 lying unconscious at the bottom. Employee #2 called to a coworker for a full face respirator, put on the respirator, and asked the coworker to help him, and entered the trailer. The coworker climbed the ladder and saw Employee #2 lose grip on Employee #1 and begin to stagger. The coworker reached out to Employee #2 by entering the space with his head, arm and shoulder, only to lose a finger grip on Employee #2 as he went unconscious and fell to the bottom of the trailer. The coworker ran to the office building to alert staff and get emergency assistance. Employee #1 died from asphyxiation due to high chemical vapor concentration and suppressed oxygen. Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: access/egress, non-pel overexposure, asphyxiated, confined space, hazardous waste, chemical, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1190055.015 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
2 1190055.015 Fatality Asphyxia Hazardous Materials Removal Worker

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