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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1235045.015 - Midland Resource Recovery, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 1235045.015Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 05/24/2017

Midland Resource Recovery, Inc.
22550 Barbour County Highway
Philippi, WV 26416
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: P.O. Box 403, Philippi, WV 26416

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/02/2017
Close Case:10/05/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $31,688 $0 $0 $0 $0 $31,688
Current Penalty $19,013 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,013
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 11/15/2017 12/05/2017 $0 $12,675 $0 12/11/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01003 Serious 19100151 C 11/15/2017 12/12/2017 $6,338 $6,338 $0 12/11/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19101200 F06 II 11/15/2017 12/05/2017 $0 $0 $0 12/11/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 19101200 E01 II 11/15/2017 12/05/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 12/11/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 95934.015Event: 05/24/2017Two Workers Are Killed And Another Hospitalized When Tank Ex
At approximately 10:48 on May 24, 2017, Employee #1, the owner, and another employee were in the process of neutralizing an empty MP85 odorant tank. The odorant tank had previously been filed with tertiary butyl mercaptan. The odorant tank was filled with 6% sodium hypochlorite solution. The group was in the process of setting up the equipment to drain the odorant tank when the odorant tank exploded. The owner and Employee #1 were standing at the base of the tank while the other employee was standing on a ladder. Employee #1 and the owner received fatal injuries, and the other employee was lift-flighted to the hospital. Employee #1 and the owner were pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: sodium hypochlorite, explosion, air pressure, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1235045.015 Fatality Other
2 1235045.015 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction
3 1235045.015 Hospitalized injury Other

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