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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1511(B) 08/18/2017 $18,000 $22,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97225.015 Event: 02/27/2017Employee Is Injured When Natural Gas Pipeline Vent Stack Is
At 12:15 p.m. on February 27, 2017, an employee was opening a valve of a pressur ized high pressure transmission natural gas pipeline to ventilate a 12 inch off- set vent stack fitting that was installed. As the employee opened the valve, the jet force from the exhausted gas spun the unsupported vent stack from its locat ion. the employee was struck by vent stack, fracturing his upper arm, scapula, r ibs and head on his right side. He also sustained a punctured lung, concussion, and damage to his liver and kidneys, which he was hospitalized and received trea tment.
Keywords: arm, concussion, fracture, head, kidney, liver, lung, natural gas, pressure piping, pressure release, pressure vessel, rib, struck by, trench, valve
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1214973.015 Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c.

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