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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 124384843 - Amoco Production Co

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 124384843Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 02/04/1994

Amoco Production Co
1100 Prough Rd
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1382/Oil and Gas Field Exploration Services

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/09/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/27/1997

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 40801011 A 03/14/1994 07/21/1997 $750 $750 $0 05/09/1994 W - Empr Withdrew
Deleted 2. 01004 Serious 4081573903 03/14/1994 04/05/1994 $750 $750 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170218119Event: 02/03/1994Employee Killed In Natural Gas Pipe Explosion
On February 3, 1994, Employee #1 and coworkers, of Kalkaska Construction Services of Amoco Production Company, were draining fluids and sand from the sand catcher tank on a natural gas well that had 3,000 psi head pressure. As the sand catcher tank emptied, gas rushed out the drain line, raising the end of the unsecured line. A fitting failed, and the line blew apart. Employee #1 was struck in the face by the piping system. Metal striking metal then ignited an explosion and fire in which Employee #1 was killed. A citation was issued for a serious violation of Section 11a, 5711(1)(a) and 5739(3).
Keywords: gas well, work rules, equipment failure, explosion, drain pipe, fire, natural gas, high pressure, struck by, metal pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124384843 Occupation Not Listed

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