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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1232555.015 - Process Cooling International Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Process Safety Management Unit - North

Nr: 1232555.015Report ID: 0950671Open Date: 05/11/2017

Process Cooling International Inc
5610 E. Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93727
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 811310/Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
Mailing: 4812 Enterprise Way, Modesto, CA 95356

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/04/2017
Emphasis: S:Chemnh3, N:ChemnepClose Case:12/16/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1211663   Yes
 Referral1211663 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $43,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $43,875
Current Penalty $20,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 3314(G) 08/07/2017 08/17/2017 $0 $10,125 $0 09/25/2017 Y - State Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 3329(E) 08/07/2017 08/17/2017 $10,125 $10,125 $0 09/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 5189(F)(4) 08/07/2017 08/17/2017 $0 $13,500 $0 09/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  4. 04001 Serious 5189(H)(3) 08/07/2017 08/17/2017 $10,125 $10,125 $0 09/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97568.015Event: 05/11/2017Uncontrolled Release Of Anhydrous Ammonia And No Employee Wa
At 7:15 a.m. on May 10, 2017, vapor phase anhydrous ammonia was released in an uncontrolled manner from a high-pressure line. The release took place when an employee drilled a 5/32-inch diameter pilot hole into a 3-inch schedule 40 seamless steel pipe containing anhydrous ammonia. The pilot hole was drilled as a starter hole for a ?-inch diameter pipe connection for a new auto-purger. No injuries or illness resulted from the incident. No harm to any employee occurred.
Keywords: ammonia, vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1232555.015 Non Hospitalized injury Other Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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