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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1390220.015 - Kmco, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 1390220.015Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 04/03/2019

Kmco, Llc
16503 Ramsey Rd.
Crosby, TX 77532
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 325199/All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Mailing: 16503 Ramsey Rd., Crosby, TX 77532

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/17/2019
Emphasis: N:ChemnepClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1442073    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 12 12
Current Violations 12 12
Initial Penalty $131,274 $0 $0 $0 $0 $131,274
Current Penalty $131,274 $0 $0 $0 $0 $131,274
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100028 B03 IV 09/30/2019 10/18/2019 $6,819 $6,819 $0 10/22/2019 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100038 E 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100119 D03 I A 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19100119 D03 I D 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19100119 D03 II 09/30/2019 01/02/2020 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19100119 E03 I 09/30/2019 01/02/2020 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -
  7. 01007A Serious 19100119 H02 I 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -
  8. 01007B Serious 19100119 H02 V 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $0 $0 $0 10/22/2019 -
  9. 01008 Serious 19100119 J04 I 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -
  10. 01009 Serious 19100119 L01 09/30/2019 12/10/2019 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -
  11. 01010 Serious 19100119 O05 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $5,115 $5,115 $0 10/22/2019 -
  12. 01011A Serious 19100120 Q01 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -
  13. 01011B Serious 19100165 B01 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $0 $0 $0 10/22/2019 -
  14. 01012 Serious 19100303 B07 I 09/30/2019 11/18/2019 $11,934 $11,934 $0 10/22/2019 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115014.015Event: 04/02/2019One Employee Is Killed And Two Others Are Injured In Explosi
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on April 2, 2019, the housing of a three-inch Y-strainer of an isobutylene line that fed into reactor K8 ruptured and isobutylene was released, forming a vapor cloud. Three employees responded to mitigate the isobutylene vapor in the reactor area. As Employee #1 was at an old control room area and Employee #2 was approaching a tank farm area away from reactors K8 and K9, Employee #3 activated the fire water monitor located next to the hot oil area on the West side of the main control room. Shortly after 10:50 a.m., the isobutylene vapor cloud ignited, causing an explosion. Fire spread to a dry storage area. Employee #1 suffered injuries that affected his upper extremity and brachial artery on his right side, killing him. Employees #2 and #3 sustained thermal burns, which they were hospitalized and received treatment.
Keywords: reactor, burn, chemical vapor, explosion, fire, chemical reaction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1390220.015 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical)
2 1390220.015 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Operations & systems researchers and analysts
3 1390220.015 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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