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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1356984.015 - Delaware City Refining Company, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Wilmington

Nr: 1356984.015Report ID: 0317300Open Date: 10/31/2018

Delaware City Refining Company, Llc
4550 Wrangle Hill Road
Delaware City, DE 19706
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 324110/Petroleum Refineries
Mailing: 4550 Wrangle Hill Road, Delaware City, DE 19706

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/16/2018
Emphasis: N:Svep, N:ChemnepClose Case:06/16/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,260 $0 $72,930 $0 $0 $86,190
Current Penalty $72,930 $0 $0 $0 $0 $72,930
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100119 G01 I 04/22/2019 05/09/2019 $0 $13,260 $0 05/15/2019 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 19100119 F04 04/22/2019 05/02/2019 $72,930 $72,930 $0 05/15/2019 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 110619.015Event: 10/30/2018Three Employees Sustain Burns During Hot Coke And Vapor Disc
At 11:00 a.m. on October 30, 2018, an employee was working with several pipefitters who were removing a flange when some oil leaked out and could not locate it. The employee stood by the reactor block valve to ensure that the valve remained closed while the nozzle was removed. The packing gland flange began to release steam and vapor that was trapped inside the flange. Three employees were burned when a larger release of hot coke and vapor occurred. One of them also sustained a serious eye injury. All three employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: pipe, eye, coke oven, burn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1356984.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Pipelayer
2 1356984.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Pipelayer
3 1356984.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Pipelayer

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