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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 122263163 - Brown & Root Usa, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 122263163Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 02/08/1996

Brown & Root Usa, Inc.
2800 Decker Drive (Exxon)
Baytown, TX 77522
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O. Box 3, Houston, TX 77001

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/28/1996
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:11/06/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901267393 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,825 $3,825
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Unclass 19100132 D01 I 03/01/1996 03/09/1996 $3,825 $4,500 $0 03/19/1996 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201760113Event: 02/08/1996Four Employees Burned When Splashed By Hot Water
Employees #1 through #4 were using suction to draw out 200 to 212 degree F contaminated water from several manholes. At the same time, coworkers were installing a Cherne single-size test-ball plug into a 24 in. pipe inside the manhole. The plug was inflated with air at a pressure of 90 psi. When the plug was inflated, it ruptured and the hot, contaminated condensation water splashed upward onto Employees #1 through #4. They suffered first- and second-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, construction, equipment failure, rupture, manhole, accidental discharge, high temperature, hot water, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122263163 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 122263163 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 122263163 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 122263163 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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