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Inspection: 1215242.015 - Dgc Operations Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 1215242.015Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 03/06/2017

Dgc Operations Llc
15775 Melissa Lane
North Palm Springs, CA 92258
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 221112/Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
Mailing: P.O. Box 1328, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/04/2017
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1188607    
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 2 7
Current Violations 2 5 7
Initial Penalty $84,375 $0 $0 $680 $0 $85,055
Current Penalty $27,000 $0 $0 $10,180 $0 $37,180
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3340(C)(2)(A) 05/04/2017 $340 $340 $0 06/06/2017 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 3203(A) 05/04/2017 05/18/2017 $340 $340 $0 06/06/2017 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 02001 Other 3314(J) 05/04/2017 05/18/2017 $500 $12,375 $0 06/06/2017 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 03001 Serious 3314(G)(1) 05/04/2017 05/18/2017 $18,000 $18,000 $0 06/06/2017 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 04001 Other 3314(H)(2) 05/04/2017 05/18/2017 $4,500 $18,000 $0 06/06/2017 J - ALJ Decision
  6. 05001 Serious 3314(L) 05/04/2017 05/18/2017 $9,000 $18,000 $0 06/06/2017 J - ALJ Decision
  7. 06001 Other 3329(D) 05/04/2017 05/18/2017 $4,500 $18,000 $0 06/06/2017 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 93697.015Event: 03/06/2017Employee Is Struck By Pressurized Steel Cover And Is Killed
At 8:30 a.m. on March 6, 2017, Employee #1 was using an eight foot A-frame fiberglass ladder to remove the steel top cover of the natural gas fuel filtration skid and replace the filters. The employee began to unbolt the steel top cover when it exploded and struck the employee. Employee #1 did not lock out/tag out, nor was the vessel de-energized/purged prior to removing the top cover. The employee sustained blunt force trauma to his body, causing complete amputation of both arms, killing him.
Keywords: struck by, compressed gas, explosion, lockout/tagout, pressure vessel, amputation, natural gas, ladder, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1215242.015 Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction

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