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Inspection: 1481339.015 - Ulrich Process Piping, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 1481339.015Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 06/22/2020

Ulrich Process Piping, Llc
1302 1st Avenueleprino Foods
Greeley, CO 80631
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238190/ Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Mailing: 409 Boxwood Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/24/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1608821 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,398 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,398
Current Penalty $5,398 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,398
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100119 H03 I 12/17/2020 01/21/2021 $5,398 $5,398 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127392.015Event: 06/22/2020Two Employees Are Killed In High Pressure Release
At 8:30 a.m. on June 22, 2020, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a piping company, were working at a multi-employer construction project, a three-story food processing company. They were adding new pipe to two new, already installed, 14-inch diameter chilled water lines. The chilled water lines had been pressure-tested with nitrogen. As Employee #1 attempted to remove the cap from the end of a chilled water line, nitrogen pressurized to 115 psi was released and struck both employees. Employees #1 and #2 sustained blunt force trauma and were killed.
Keywords: pipe, nitrogen, struck by, blunt force trauma, compressed gas, construction, water pipe, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1481339.015 Fatality Other Pipelayer
2 1481339.015 Fatality Other Pipelayer

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