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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $109,226 $0 $0 $0 $109,226
Current Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/24/2021 03/15/2021 $13,653 $109,226 $0 03/16/2021 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131802.015 Event: 12/17/2020Employee Is Killed While Using Propane Torch To Unfreeze Wat
At 8:15 a.m. on December 17, 2020, an employee used an open flame propane torch to unthaw a frozen valve on the vacuum transfer pump of a 70 barrel vacuum truck . The transfer pump contained flammable liquids. The employee was conducting wel l plugging operations at the time of the incident. The explosion caused the rear hatch of the vacuum truck to fly off, striking the employee in the face and che st area which killed him.
Keywords: chest, explosion, face, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, flying object, fracture, frozen, hatch, industrial truck, oil well drilling/servicing, propane torch, pump, struck by, tank, tank truck, vacuum vessel, valve
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1507063.015 Fatality Drillers, oil well

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