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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1453365.015 - Alpha Technical Services Corporation, Lc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 1453365.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 12/28/2019

Alpha Technical Services Corporation, Lc
5100 Underwood Road
Pasadena, TX 77507
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 562998/All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management Services
Mailing: 5100 Underwood Road, Pasadena, TX 77507

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/28/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1530470    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 1 2 10
Current Violations 7 1 2 10
Initial Penalty $94,323 $134,937 $269,874 $0 $0 $499,134
Current Penalty $94,323 $134,937 $269,874 $0 $0 $499,134
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 D01 I 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 07/14/2020 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100134 D01 III 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 07/14/2020 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100146 D05 I 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 07/14/2020 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19100146 G01 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $13,359 $13,359 $0 07/14/2020 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19100146 G02 III 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 07/14/2020 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19100146 K04 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 07/14/2020 -
  7. 01007 Serious 19101200 H02 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 07/14/2020 -
  8. 02001 Willful 19100146 J02 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 07/14/2020 -
  9. 03001 Repeat 19100146 D09 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 07/14/2020 -
  10. 03002 Repeat 19101200 H03 II 06/24/2020 07/21/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 07/14/2020 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 122870.015Event: 12/28/2019Two Employees Are Killed By Chemical Exposure Asphyxiation,
At 12:45 a.m. on December 28, ,2019, Employee #1 entered a tanker truck that last held Vinyl Acetate Polymer Residue, a hazardous waste material, and became unresponsive while in the tanker. Employee #2 and Employee #3 entered the tank to rescue Employee #1 and also became unresponsive. Employee #4 entered the tank and was able to rescue Employee #2 but exhibited symptoms of chemical exposure. Emergency Services responded and pronounced Employee #1 and Employee #3 dead due to asphyxiation. Five other employees that were involved in rescue attempts were hospitalized due to chemical exposure symptoms.
Keywords: respirator, chemical exposure, confined space, unresponsive, tank truck, respiratory, asphyxiated, tank cleaning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1453365.015 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
2 1453365.015 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
3 1453365.015 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
4 1453365.015 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
5 1453365.015 Fatality Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
6 1453365.015 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
7 1453365.015 Fatality Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
8 1453365.015 Fatality Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.

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