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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 122676687 - Columbia Gas Transmission Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Pittsburgh

Nr: 122676687Report ID: 0317500Open Date: 02/08/1996

Columbia Gas Transmission Corp.
Majorsville Field Office
West Finley, PA 15377
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4923/Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution
Mailing: P.O. Box 496, Washington, PA 15301

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/08/1996
Close Case:04/30/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $8,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,500
Current Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/12/1996 04/17/1996 $6,300 $4,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 04/12/1996 04/17/1996 $4,250 $4,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14241939Event: 02/07/1996Employee Killed When His Head Crushed By Falling Pipe
Employee #1 was looking for a leak under a 38 ft long, approximately 1,520 lb pipe. The pipe, which was elevated on wooden blocks, was unsecured. When air pressure was added to one of the capped ends, the cap at the other end came off, causing the pressurized pipe to jump forward. The blocks of wood flew up in the air and struck Employee #1 on the head. The falling pipe landed on him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, unsecured, blocks, crushed, high pressure, pipe, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122676687 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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