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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100146 C01 08/08/2017 09/11/2017 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100146 D03 III 08/08/2017 09/11/2017 $3,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97686.015 Event: 06/21/2017One Employee Is Killed, Another Injured From Overexposure
On June 21, 2017, two employees were performing maintenance on a check valve tha t malfunctioned. Employee #1 entered a pit where the valve was located. After ap proximately 15-20 minutes, Employee #1 began exiting the pit, when he was overco me with gas and fell unconscious. Employee #2, who was serving as an attendant, tried to pull Employee #1 from the pit. However, he was overcome by the gas fume s and fell unconscious. Emergency services were contacted and, upon arrival, too k Employee #2 by helicopter to a nearby hospital, where he was hospitalized and received treatment. Employee #1 was determined dead onsite.
Keywords: confined space, gas leak, overexposure, pit, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1248824.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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